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SPAN-102 - Elementary Spanish II - Gabriela Linares

Course:Elementary Spanish II
Professor:Gabriela Linares
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II OnlineLIVE Gabriela Linares

My name is Gabriela Linares, and I will facilitate your learning experience in this Spanish course. The format is 16-week 100% online. Most students do very well in online courses because they are focused and are determined to complete the course work. Students who excel in SPN102 show their resourcefulness by first, developing their self-reliability, taking charge of their learning, and always completing their weekly work, including exams and quizzes; second, make sure you can fulfill all technical requirements. 

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. 

What to Expect in this Course

Students are expected to attend these specific activities to meet with the instructor, with a COMPUTER with CAMERA and MICROPHONE – mandatory tech requirement. These activities are all on Zoom. 

Types of Assessments

Students can expect an Oral Diagnostic, Midterm Oral Interview, and Final Oral Interview. Additionally, there will be optional LIVE LECTURES, and OFFICE HOURS, every week, on Friday. If you do not have access to a computer with a functioning camera, it is imperative to fix it prior to starting this class.

On the days that class does not meet, you do online work to make up those class hours. This includes a discussion and any other online cultural activity I may include. Your quizzes and exams will be submitted online as well as the exams. Also, all of your assignments will be expected to be complete and turned in online by a date and time that is on your syllabus. Please understand that because this course relies on technology (i.e. the Internet), it is a bad idea to wait until the last minute to complete any online work. It will require that you manage your time well and ask for assistance when needed. In general, do not wait until a minor problem has escalated into a major one.

The content will be delivered in modules, requiring weekly completion. You will need to login to Canvas at least two-three times per week to keep up with postings and to check for updates from your instructor. Students who do not login on Canvas and submit  all check in assignments as well as register in MindTap by Monday 11:59 PM will be dropped from the course as a No Show.

All course announcements and individual emails are sent through Canvas which only uses Canyons email accounts. Therefore, you MUST check your Canyons email on a regular basis (several times a week) for the duration of the course. This is the best way to contact me as well. Please note: I will only respond to students within 24-48 hours who email me through CANVAS or their MyCanyons accounts. It is a violation of FERPA for me to connect with you on your personal email accounts.

Textbook Information

Conectados 2nd Ed. – Marinelli & Fajardo–Digital. 

A detail information on how to register and access MindTap will be inside the Getting Started Module – Day 1. 90% of the assignments, quizzes and exams will be from your eBook in MindTap. You will need to complete about 65 - 75weekly activities.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. 

MindTap for Marinelli/Fajardo's Conectados Communication Manual, 4 terms Instant Access

Other Relevant Course Information


1-All communication related to this course will go to your canyons email. 

2- The first day of class log in to Canvas and complete Module Day 1 to avoid being dropped from the course.

Make sure you have a computer with internet access with a working microphone as voice recording activities are an essential part of this course. Tablets, Apps, and other mobile devices can be used to view or read content, and to complete some assignments, however there is required work including some exams that 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: 08/24/2021 Sub#: 582