Online Lecture Requirement

Language Laboratory requirement

Online workbook & textbook homework requirements

Grading & homework Policies

Attendance and Participation

Handy Phrases for those first few days!

How to make Spanish letters and accents

Helpful reference books

The Grammar Notes page

Spanish 101B homepage

The drlemon homepage

Ohlone College

Email me!

Please note:

This beginning Spanish course is designed for students with very little previous Spanish experience other than Spanish 101A or a few years of High School Spanish.

Do not enroll in this course if you are a Native and/or Heritage Spanish speaker. You need to enroll in the Spanish 102A & B series.

I take attendance daily. Since more than half of your grade is based on Spanish-speaking participation in Spanish-speaking class activities, attendance is vital.

  • This class grade is negatively affected after two absences in classes which meet 2 days a week and 3 absences in classes which meet 3 days a week.  In sections with two 2 1/2 hour format, missing one day is really the equivalent of missing two one-hour classes and half of a third class!
      • For 2-day a week classes, after two absences, your overall final grade drops 3 points per absence.  After 6 absences, you will be dropped from the course.
      • For 3-day a week classes, after three absences, your grade drops 3 points per absence.  After 6 absences, you will be dropped from the course.

  • For the policy regarding absences during the first month of class, see the Bulletins Board

  • Since late arrivals are disruptive, please make every effort to arrive a few minutes early:

    Three (3) late arrivals count as one absence.

  • Playing with computers, cell phones, iPods, sleeping, texting, chatting, working on another class's work
  • Working any other non-Spanish 101B class-related activites at any time during class
  • Being unprepared for class activities
  • Chatting away in English, chatting during class presentations or explanations
  • ALL also constitute an Absence and an F for participation and labwork.
Participation refers to your activities when in class.  Your participation grade is based on:
  • During class activities you are on task, not working on other assignments or interests.
  • You are speaking Spanish (or trying to) as much as possible.  I am listening for how you speak, how you use the material we are working on, and your pronunciation. I will assist with any question you may have. Please be aware that consistently speaking in English will not only negatively affect your grade, but also that of your partner.
  • You have done your homework & readings, reviewed the website materials, and so are prepared to participate in individual, paired and group exercises and activities.
  • You are courteous and encouraging to your fellow students.
  • You volunteer for exercises and activities.

Rudeness and/or disrespectful behavior especially toward another student or to the class or to the instructor will result in being dropped from the course.