Course Syllabus

Welcome to Spanish class!!

Teacher:  Sra. Kochetkova, Room 120, LH

1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods - Spanish I, Spanish II

4th period -  planning

e-mail: lessiakochetkova@fcschools.net

 

Phone:919.496.3725 X 252

               Spanish, LHS

 

Welcome!  I am looking forward to a great semester in Spanish classes.  Our first goal is to actively engage students in their language learning process through meaningful activities and recreating real-life situations so students will enhance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Our second goal is to make sure that all students desiring to take higher levels of Spanish will be sufficiently prepared.  To address these two goals students will be learning a tremendous amount of new vocabulary and grammatical concepts, which will allow them to apply the new vocabulary to a variety of situations that are culturally relevant and applicable to daily life.  We will study the language, culture and traditions to have a better appreciation of other nations and their cultures. I do teach the class in the target language to encourage students to work toward a heightened understanding and usage of that language.  However, do not fret just yet… students are allowed to use English to clarify any concept being taught or in individual help sessions.

Tutoring is on Thursdays from 2:45-3:30

Grading Scale

Homework/Workbook/Flash cards                                    10%

Quizzes                                                                                   25%

Tests-                                                                                      35%

Projects-                                                                                 15%

Oral/Aural/Class activities-                                                   15%

Materials needed:

Ÿ  1 folder for tests and quizzes

Ÿ  Spanish/English dictionary

Ÿ  3 ring binder divided into 4 sections: Vocabulary, Grammar, Speaking, Writing

Ÿ  1 box of Kleenex

Ÿ  Dry erase markers ( one of each color: black, red, blue)

Ÿ  Pens, pencils

Ÿ  Index cards (for vocabulary flash cards)

Ÿ  Composition notebook

How to get more out of the class

Ÿ  Be on time

Ÿ  Be prepared - Have all of your materials with you in class EVERYDAY

Ÿ  Be respectful - Raise your hand to share, never interrupt others, do not ridicule other students who are trying out their language skills; respect everyone’s right to learn and my right to teach. No gum, candy, food or drinks in the classroom.

Ÿ  Be a risk-taker, speak Spanish/French that you learn in class

Ÿ  Be resourceful- Websites, grammar charts, cultural readings

I expect each and every student to stay on task.  Remember! You are here to learn a foreign language! However, if one chooses to deviate from these expectations, I will enforce one of the following consequences:

1- Verbal warning             2- ISS        3-   Conference with student/parent                   4- Administrative referral

In order to engage students, teach responsible use of Internet tools, and encourage learning in  my classroom, I use the following tools:

  • Quizlet Live
  • Padlet
  • Weebly
  • Kahoot!
  • Socrative

 

More information can be found on the FCS Technology Department page under Online Educational Resources and Tools.  To review the privacy policy for the tools used in my classroom, please click on the 3rd Party Digital Resources.  Also, please be sure to return to my classroom page for updates.  Technology is always changing and the list may change during the course of the semester/year.

 

 

 

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