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Spanish -101 - Elementary Spanish I - Fiorella Chauca

Course:Elementary Spanish I
Professor:Fiorella Chauca
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


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My name is Fiorella Chauca and I will facilitate your learning experience this term in this language Online-course. I hope that you will find me always available and ready to help. I also hope that you will have a great learning experience of the Spanish language and find it culturally enriched.  Most students do well in my courses because they are focused and determined to complete the accelerated course.

It is important to consider the following aspects during the class:

  • get started with your weekly assignments from the first day
  • develop a study of routine
  • maintain good communication with your instructor.

I look forward to meeting you online!

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. We will study a total of five chapters revolving around student life, work, hobbies, travel, and daily activities. Structures studied include present tense, future forms and past tense. Taught in Spanish.

CSU/UC 5 Credits.

What to Expect in this Course

The course follows a modular configuration and is structured weekly. Login to Canvas regularly (at least 3-4 times per week) to complete all academic activities in both Canvas and MindTap. Attendance is online. A weekly session in real time/live is available via Zoom (optional attendance) day/time TBA.

At the end of the course, 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

Tests: 90% are online with the exception of the midterm and final oral exams (via Zoom as they are spontaneous interviews conducted in real time).

There will be 1-2 mini-quizzes and 1-2 exams per chapter, a midterm oral and a comprehensive final (written and oral).

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Conectados, EBook MindTap Access.

Note: Wait to receive email instructions from instructor before purchasing the Ebook. 90% of the assignments, quizzes and exams will be from your Ebook in MindTap. A free trial (no purchase needed) is available for the first 7-14 days.

Other Relevant Course Information

My ultimate goal is to see you succeed, so I will do whatever I can to help you throughout this term. More of my policies and more detailed explanations will be in the syllabus.

Other Materials Required: Computer with reliable internet access to complete and participate in various projects and assignments. Make sure your microphone is working properly and camera. Voice recording activities are an essential part of this course. OBS: Tablets and cell phones can be used mostly to view the course material, but assignments, especially recordings, can only be performed on a computer.

Success in this course: To succeed in and enjoy this course, you need to be self-reliant, self-aware, motivated, disciplined, and focused. It relies upon your commitment to do the coursework independently.

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

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 12/21/2021 Sub#: 1191