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Spanish 101 - Elementary Spanish I - Lucia Pozo-Gravatt (M.A.)

Course:Elementary Spanish I
Professor:Lucia Pozo-Gravatt (M.A.)
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Profesora Pozo

Welcome to the Spanish 101 course!  My name is Lucia Pozo-Gravatt, and I will be your instructor this semester. During this class, we will be immersed in the fascinating Spanish language and culture. The approach utilized is communicative and task-based in order to help students develop communicative competence in all four skill areas (listening, reading, speaking, and writing). 

Please do not hesitate to communicate with me if you have any questions or doubts. 

Have a great semester!  :-)

Course Description

Spanish 101 studies Spanish as a foreign language within its rich and relevant cultural contexts. It presents vocabulary, structures, and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension and production of spoken and written Spanish at the college level, while developing all four skills and culture.

Taught in Spanish. CSU/UC 5 Credits

What to Expect in this Course

Please log into Canvas on the first scheduled day of class, you will find important information about the material and the course according to the modality chosen. It is essential to have an online presence and to log in at least three times during the week. Please pay special attention to the check-in assignments (first day of the semester), to avoid being dropped. 

Please consider the following recommendations: Start with your weekly assignments from the first day of the week, set aside valuable time to review and practice the material learned every week, use the resources available for your course (tutoring, live sessions, study groups, etc.), and finally maintain good communication with your instructor. 

At the end of this class, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate competence by communicating through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish at the novice mid-level, 2. Analyze the relationship between perspectives, practices, and products of the Spanish culture at the novice mid-level.


Types of Assessments

There will be 1-2 quizzes and 1-2 exams per chapter, a midterm exam, and a comprehensive final exam divided into two parts: oral and written. 

Textbook Information

Conectados: eBook or book + MindTap access (do not purchase, wait to receive instructions).  I will send an email one week prior to the start date with additional information about purchasing material.

Other Relevant Course Information

For this course, you need to have a computer with internet access. Make sure your microphone is working properly. Voice recording activities are an essential part of this course. 

Note: Tablets, apps, and other mobile devices can be used to view or read content, but assignments and evaluations can only be performed on a computer.

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.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

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

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 01/24/2022 Sub#: 511