Online Lecture Requirement

Online workbook & textbook homework requirements

Grading & homework Policies

Attendance & Participation

Course Outline


Handy Phrases for those first few days!

Other Handy Phrases

How to make Spanish letters and accents

Helpful reference books

The Grammar Notes page


Spanish 101A homepage

The drlemon homepage

Ohlone College

Email me!

Spanish is practically perfectly phonetic which means that once you have learned the sounds that each letter represents, you will always know how to pronounce and spell a word.

The In-Class Laboratory Activities

  • We will be doing a lot of Laboratory work in class. Keep in mind, if you aren't speaking in Spanish, I don't have anything to grade you on.
  • We will also be doing other Listening /Speaking Activities which will count toward your lab grade and lab hour.

The Online listening exercises

  • The Online listening exercises on Quia Books are very important as they will provide you with critical oral practice. Listening and speaking practice reinforces classroom instruction as well as prepares you for the oral section of the exams.

  • You complete the online exercises by typing answers prompted by the directions as you listen to the related audio files in the lab.

    While listening to the audio you may need to stop the audio file and replay a section repeatedly until you are able to understand all of the information you need. You most liely will not understand everything the first time you hear a statement or a question.  Listen as many times as is necessary for you to successfully complete the exercise.

  • Remember that this course requires one hour of laboratory work per week. The Virtual Laboratory tracks when you log in, the time spent listening to each exercise and the quality of your answers. There are additional in-class and online video/audio activities available to enable you to meet this requirement.
      • Laboratory manual chapters must be completed before each chapter test. Assignments and their due/end dates are posted on the Quia virtual lab website at http://books.quia.com/books
      • I will be reviewing log-in times as well as the lab manual activities. We will be logging the one-hour lab time In-Class.

  • Logging in from home or work is advantageous; however non-functioning home computers are not an excuse for lack of lab work: You must use the Ohlone computers if you do not have the ability to log in from home.
    DO NOT click on "Submit" for any exercise unless you have genuinely attempted the exercise. If you have not finished an exercise or decide you don't want to do it, click on "Previous", "Next", or "Back". Submitting exercises without doing the exercise or typing quick incomplete answers in order to get the answers will result in a zero on all work to date, a zero (F) on the class participation grade, and a report to the appropriate deans with copies of your computer transcript. You may be dropped by your instructor.