¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español nivel avanzado en lenguaje!
Spanish AP is an advanced level program that is conducted in Spanish. This class is designed for the student who has mastered the fundamentals of the Spanish language and is ready to apply his or her ability in a wide variety of subject areas. By the end of this course, students will complete a comprehensive study of the Spanish language by strengthening and incorporating Spanish listening, writing, reading, and conversational skills.
This course will prepare the student for the Advance Placement Examination for Spanish Language as well as focus on the Jones College Prep targeted instructional area of critical thinking. Critical thinking is the well reasoned, problem solving process where one examines evidence and decides what to believe, communicate or do.
• Develop project activities individually and groups
• Review of grammar and assigned readings
• Read selected Spanish and Latin American readings
• Read selected newspaper and magazine articles
• Develop project activities individually and groups
• Development of advanced listening, writing and conversational skills though class expositions and assignments
• Submission of writing activities in a timely manner (assignments must be hand written in blue/black ink)
• Satisfactory completion of given objectives through the duration of the AP course.
• Learning and better understanding of the Spanish language
• Satisfactory completion of the AP Language class
• Students are expected to take the AP Spanish Language exam in May.
Textbook Autors Una vez más James H. Couch, Rebecca D. McCann, Carmel Rodríguez Walter,Angel RubioMaroto
Triángulo Barbara Gatski andJohn McMullan
Various Readings for Spanish and Latin American Authors, magazines, newspaper articles, internet
Language Lab: Students will be required to complete language lab assignments on a weekly basis.
Quizzes: will be given throughout the year, some will be announced and some will not. Study and be prepared everyday.
Students will access the following websites throughout the year to help support the curriculum in every aspect of the language.
You will receive a midterm exam at the end of your 1st semester and a final exam at the end of your 2nd semester. These exams will be part of your points for the semester grade.
Extra credit will be given but has to be earned! You may earn extra credit by working hard and first completing all of your assigned work.
1. All students are expected to arrive on time to class with their textbook and all required materials. Students will not be permitted to go to their locker during class time. When the bell rings, every student is expected to be in his/her seat and ready for class. Each time a student is tardy, a report will be made for the infraction and points will be deducted from their participation grade. If a class assignment is not completed due to the lack of required materials, you will not be allowed to make it up, you will receive a zero.
2. Homework will be given in class and posted on the Jones website. Even if it is not posted it is your responsibility to write the assignments during class. Homework must be turned in by its due date. Failure to submit homework will result in a zero. Students may not leave the class to get their homework. Every assignment and note taking activity must be labeled and dated clearly. No label no credit this is key to your organization and mine. Please bring your notebook to class everyday.
3. Respect: Please be respectful to yourself, your classmates and your teacher. Speaking out of turn in class is not allowed since it can be disruptive to your classmates and your teacher. Always raise your hand and don’t interrupt your teacher or classmate(s) while they are speaking. You will receive a warning first and if the talking continues, you will receive an infraction and your parents will be notified.
4. Late work will be accepted at 50%, unless you have an excused absence or an arrangement has been made with me. If you have an excused absence, you will be able to make up homework, test, quiz, etc. It is your responsibility to obtain the homework given during your absence from the homework website. Your work is due upon your return to class, this includes homework and projects. In the case of quizzes and tests, it will also be your responsibility to arrange with me the best time for you to make it up. Again I advise you check the homework website since all quizzes and tests will be posted, with the exception of Bell Ringers.
5. Tests and quizzes will always be announced in advance so that you have plenty of time to prepare. You will have pop quizzes which will not be announced and for which you are expected to prepare for. As mentioned above, if you are absent on the day of a scheduled test or quiz, you are expected to make the necessary arrangements with me to make it up.
6. As an Advanced Placement class, you will be expected to not only complete the necessary assignments but to study outside of class. This class will be conducted 100% in Spanish and you are expected to participate on a regular basis, this is how your participation grade is earned. Remember that the only way to become fluent in a language is by using it as much as you can. This will also be the best practice you will receive to achieve success in the AP Spanish Language Exam.
7. No gum, candy, beverages, or food allowed in class, ever. Please refer to the student handbook.
8. Academic Dishonesty is taken very seriously at Jones and in this class. Any plagiarism/cheating on an exam, test, quiz, class or homework assignment will result in a “Zero” and notification will be made to the disciplinarian and parents (see student handbook). Please be aware that the use of the internet is encouraged in this class as a tool, not as your primary source for the completion of an assignment (by this I mean cutting and pasting). You are also not allowed to use an online translator to translate a whole document. This is considered plagiarism. You may only use a translator as a source, on a word to word basis only.
9. Students are expected to keep all electronic devices off and out of sight. Failure to do so will result in confiscation and a call home (see student handbook).
10. As you know, the curriculum in the AP Spanish Language class is extensive. Your attendance is very important.
Please understand that these policies are in your best interest and are designed to help you succeed in this class and on your AP exam.
Below 65 = F
Extra credit will be given but has to be earned! You earn extra credit by working hard and doing all your work.
AS A STUDENT IN THIS CLASS:
I know and understand that completing all required assignments and daily class participation is required to successfully complete the AP Spanish Language exam in May
I know and understand the classroom policies
Grades will be based on the following:
Participation/Class Activities 25%
Language Lab 10%
A: Indicates learning at the highest level. The student not only has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material with breadth and depth of understanding. An A indicates work that has gone above and beyond the expectations of an assignment.
B: The student not only has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material but also applies to the material. The student will be able, on occasion, to demonstrate an ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the material.
C: The student has demonstrated a basic knowledge and understanding of the material and some ability to apply it.
D: The student has demonstrated a limited knowledge and limited understanding of the material and is not able to apply much of it.
F: The student has not demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the material, and therefore is not able to apply it.
In order for a student to receive extra help the student must be engaged in class. Students can set up appointment with me in class or via email. Parents may inquire about their child’s grades via email or in writing and I will do my best to respond within 48 school hours.
I have read the Syllabus for my Spanish class and discussed it with my teacher. I have also discussed my responsibilities pertaining to the class with my parent(s).
I will spend this year striving to achieve the best, and am willing to put forth all the effort possible to excel.