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Spanish 102 - Elementary Spanish II - Fiorella Chauca

Course:Elementary Spanish II
Professor:Fiorella Chauca
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Instructor: Fiorella Chauca

In this 16-week course I will facilitate your learning experience this semester in this online-live language course. I hope that you will find me always available and ready to help. I also hope that all Spanish influences around you in street names, people you have met, fiestas (parties) you have attended, and even foods and music you have enjoyed find maximum expression in this course, and bring out the Spanish speaker in you.

Course Description

Spanish 102 is the second semester of College level Spanish. It covers vocabulary, and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension and production of spoken and written Spanish, through a task based approach in order to help students develop communicative competence in all four skills areas (listening, reading, speaking and writing). An important goal is to provide a cross-cultural understanding of Latin American societies. As you study the text, learn about the diversity and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking peoples and share the learning experience with other online students. CSU/UC 5 Credits.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate competence by communicating through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish at the novice high level 

2. Analyze the relationship between perspectives, practices and products of the Spanish culture at the novice high level.

What to Expect in this Course

The content will be delivered in modules, requiring weekly completion. You will need to login to Canvas at least four-five times per week (more likely 5 days a week, in this 5-week term) to keep up with postings and to check for updates from your instructorI will hold weekly online synchronous class meeting through Confer-Zoom on Fridays from 8:25am -10:50am. Students who do not attend the on the virtual class meeting and complete the self-introductory discussion posting, and the syllabus quiz by 11:59pm p.m. on DAY 1 will be dropped from the course according to the No Show policy.You are also required to read your email daily and keep updated on the communication.  Students are expected to read their email. Not seeing or reading or accessing their email through Canvas inbox will not be considered a valid excuse. Testing regulations: Tests are online, including the midterm oral and the final oral exam (via ConferZoom). The final exam is divided in oral and written parts. Additionally, there will be 3-4 mini-quizzes per chapter.

View the class program attached to the syllabus- carefully on the first day of class, before you embark in this class, to be absolutely sure you wont miss deadlines. Participation in any activity outside and not related to the class such as camps, sports competitions, family vacations and the like - will not be considered a valid excuse for being absent or missing the assignments deadlines. The course has deadlines on Thursdays (Discussion Board), and Sundays, every week.

Other Materials Required: Computer with internet accessMake sure your microphone is working properly. Voice recording activities are an essential part of this course. OBS: Tablets and cell phones can be used to view the course materialbut assignments should be performed on a computerSuccess 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.

Types of Assessments

There will be 3 Chapter exams on MindTap every week. Additionally, there are 2 Oral Interview-exams that must be taken on weeks 3 and 5. If you need to be out of town on a weekend, or during any of these assigned activities, make sure you will have a computer with internet access at all times. Not complying with this requirement may incur in absences and missing assignments. No make ups will be offered.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

IMPORTANT: The eBook will be available on DAY 1 of class and will be accessible through Canvas. Please do not purchase anything until you receive the instructions from your teacher. Students shall receive all necessary information on how to access the eBook on first day of class. Assignments will be submitted online in Canvas, and MindTap, which is integrated with Canvas.

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.  MT access is required from day 1

Other Relevant Course Information

Important: 1-All communication related to this course will go to your canyons email / Canvas Inbox  2- The first day attend the virtual class via Confer Zoom /  Canvas and complete Day check in assignment to avoid being dropped from the course.

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

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Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Last updated: 10/07/2021 Sub#: 752