College of DuPage

ˇBienvenidos!

Welcome to Spanish 1101 Internet, Elementary Spanish I.  This course develops the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Spanish in a cultural and communicative context. Spanish 1101 Internet is for the beginning student with no prior experience in the language.  This is a four-credit hour course that may not be repeated for credit.

Spanish 1101 Internet never meets in the classroom; all coursework and exams are completed online.  

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:

Active class preparedness

Although learning Spanish via the Internet provides maximum flexibility, it is by no means a short cut to acquiring the language.   Estimates are difficult due to the complex nature of language acquisition; however, the most successful students need to dedicate at least 8 to 10 hours a week to this course -- double that time during an intensive course sequence, such as the summer 8 week program.

Online learning study takes discipline and dedication. You are responsible for pacing your work throughout the semester and meeting all important due dates and deadlines. The most successful online learning students adhere to the course calendar due dates provided by the instructor and follow it faithfully.  If you have never taken an Internet course before, please visit Succeeding in Internet Courses.

Drawing of webcam, microphone, and speakerTechnical Requirements

You will have technical and hardware requirements for Blackboard and the Maestro Supersite, which is the digital platform for your virtual textbook. Click the links below, and read about the requirements and compatibility issues. You will need a webcam, microphone and working speakers on your computer for this course.

Technical requirements for Blackboard:
http://www.cod.edu/it/blackboard/require.htm

Technical requirements for Maestro Supersite:
http://support.vhlcentral.com/
(type Technical Requirements in the search bar)

Questions

For questions about the course, please contact the instructor. We look forward to your enrollment in Spanish 1101 Elementary Spanish I via the Internet.  You will improve your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills and acquire a plethora of cultural knowledge related to the Hispanic world.