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SPAN-101 - Elementary Spanish I - José Martín

Course:Elementary Spanish I
Professor:José Martín
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to the elementary Spanish class. If you don't have any knowledge of the language, you are in the right class. This class will be conducted with an online course management system called Canvas. We will also use an online book/activities manual package. (More on these two software systems later, at the beginning of the semester.)

Course Description

In this course, we will cover basic communication skills, such as:

  • Greetings
  • Daily activities
  • Telling time
  • Food
  • Recreation

Besides talking about these topics, we will cover verbs in the present and the past tenses. (If you already speak the language, this course is too basic for you. A 201 class is a better fit. Email the professor assigned to that class for further details.)

What to Expect in this Course

Each week, you will be assigned a number of book sections to study and exercises from the activities manual. These are both accessed online. There is no paper textbook or workbook. The online book/activities manual package has tutorials to help you along. 

Types of Assessments

Quizzes, tests, writing, reading, and speaking activities.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Conectados, 2nd edition.

It is a special textbook/manual/access code package made for our College, which only includes the parts of the book that we will cover, so it saves students some money. The Conectados COC package will be available at the bookstore, but students will also be able to purchase it online. Officially enrolled students will receive an email the week before the beginning of the semester with a link that they can use to buy the book online.

Please wait to purchase until you receive further instructions near the beginning of the semester. The department has a special package deal for students.

Other Relevant Course Information

Keep in mind that the course will only appear on your Canvas dashboard once you have enrolled in the class. (It takes a day or so for the system to update Canvas, so the course will not show up right away.)

If you have any questions, I will be available by email the week before the beginning of the semester.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Last updated: 09/16/2021 Sub#: 657