Course Syllabus


                      Español 3 ACP ~ Señora O’Neill


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A) Objetivo del curso: Students will be able to speak, read, write and listen to Spanish at the 

Intermediate Mid  level. Students will be able to use advanced verb tenses such as the subjunctive, the imperfect subjunctive, compound tenses and a wide variety of vocabulary covered in the themes that we study this year. 

B)Para ser exitoso/a en la clase: To be successful in this class you must:

I) Have a good attitude about learning, meaning you want to learn and make an effort to get better!

II) Be organized with your materials (3 ring binder for all handouts)

III) Exercise good study skills – constantly review what we do in class not just for tests/quizzes but daily!

IV) Always speak in Spanish!!! 

V) Tell me when you need help, feel confused, need something repeated, etc… I want to help you understand, improve and reach your full potential!


C) Expectativas (Expectations)

I.  Show respect and be kind. And have a positive attitude about learning español!!!!!

II. In this class electronic devices (phones, ipods, etc…)must be off and out of sight. 

III. You need to keep your materials - study packets, quizzes, and tests in a 3 ring Spanish binder and you must bring it to every class. Don’t throw anything away!!! This course is cumulative! 

IV. There is some kind of homework every time that the class meets.(written and/or reviewing/studying)  As a rule, you should spend a minimum of 15-30 minutes per day reviewing what was covered that day in addition to what has previously been presented. Homework is EFFORT BASED! This means that if it is completed you will receive full credit. If it is partially completed or not completed at all you will receive a ZERO!

V. Regular attendance, being on time, speaking in Spanish, completing all assignments on time, voluntarily answering questions, gesturing, acting in stories, helping others to learn, and contributing new ideas will positively impact your grade in this class.

VI. Absences, tardiness, not speaking in Spanish, incomplete assignments, failure to make up work within 48 hours, not paying attention or not being on task, talking when inappropriate, distracting others, showing disrespect, sleeping, not bringing materials to class, not following directions, being passive and/or showing a lack of effort or interest will negatively impact your grade in this class.


D) Absences

In the event of an absence, it is your responsibility to find out what was covered in class from your fellow classmates or Señora O’Neill and make up what you missed within 48 hours of your return to WHS.  Make up work will not be accepted after 48 hours.  Please write down the contact information for two other students in the class.




E) Grading You may view your progress in this class on POWERSCHOOL! 

Quizzes/Tests/ Projects All quizzes and tests include current and past material. 

Participation=classwork, oral participation, homework This grade is based on five rules:

    a. No English may be spoken in this classroom! (Unless preceded by “¿Cómo se dice… en español?)

    b. You must actively participate in every class.

    c. You must bring your materials, ie;  study packets, binder, pen/pencil, paper, etc… to every class.

    d. You must complete all assignments on time.

    e. You must park your cellphone in the cellphone parking during class

Important Grading Information 

      Classical and Modern Language Grading Policy 2019-2020





-Vocabulary and grammar evaluations.

-Memorized learned material.(forms,rules, vocabulary)

-Completion of homework.

-Readiness for class.(on time with needed materials)




-Presentational evaluations: One-way communication using productive skills of speaking or writing. (for example: monologues or presentations)

-Interpersonal evaluations: Two-way communication between individuals using receptive skills (listening or reading) and productive skills (speaking or writing). Meaning is negotiated between two or more individuals. (conversations or  written exchanges)

-Interpretive evaluations: One way communication using receptive skills (listening to audios or reading stories or articles)

F) Immersion Policy: This is fun with a good attitude and lots of effort!

This class is conducted in Spanish. You are required to use Spanish at all times. In order to help you maintain that expectation I have “scaffolding” in place. 

I) “Survival Expressions” that can help you get by if you draw a blank. 

II)  “Agendas” – I will have these everyday so you can always follow the lesson – what page we are on, what activity, what the objective is, etc…

III) “Your Personal Vocabulary list”  - When you ask ¿Cómo se dice…en español? I will always try to write that word or expression on a large wall paper or board so that it is there for easy reference. I also recommend that you write these words down in your notebook. 

          Powerschool grade weights



We understand the expectations, absence, and grading policies in this class.

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                             Language Laboratory Rules

  1. You will always follow Señora O’Neill´s instructions in the Laboratory.


  1. When entering the Laboratory, leave the backpacks and cell phones by the door. You are only allowed to keep a PENCIL and an ERASER. Pens are not allowed.


  1. If you need to “ir a los servicios” you must log in your computer first.


  1. Neither food, nor drinks, nor gum is allowed in the Laboratory.


  1. Sit in the seat you are assigned on the first day.


  1. You will treat with respect the equipment you are using in the Laboratory. Inform Señora O’Neill if there is any writing on your desk.


  1. Before you leave the Laboratory you will make sure there is no trash around your seat.


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REMIND: This is a website that all students NEED to join which will allow me to TEXT you reminders about homework and evaluations!!! Don’t worry I can’t see your phone number nor can you see mine! It is completely confidential! This also allows you to text me with questions or concerns. It improves our communication! Gracias!!!


Bloque morado (= purple block)


1)Please take out your cell-phone.

2) The number you are texting to is  81010.

3) The message is  @9ag9gk3 

“Second language acquisition is a marathon, not a sprint.”


Be patient with yourself and be diligent with this beautiful language.

Señora O’Neill

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