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Mr. Antonio Arriaga
Hello, I am Mr. Arriaga, I will be teaching Spanish this school year. This is my first year teaching, but I have been speaking Spanish all of my life. I earned my degree at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX, and am eager to put what I've learned to good use.
Conference: 9:28 - 10:05
This class is meant to be an introduction to the Spanish language. We will focus mainly on vocabulary, pronunciation, and sentence structure. After passing this class, students will receive high school credit for Spanish I and be able to enroll in Spanish II as freshmen.
As a language course, I put a lot of emphasis on speech and pronunciation. A lot of our activities involve standing up in front of the class and speaking this new language in front of the class, and it can be very intimidating for some. As such, I expect everyone participating to demonstrate respect and encouragement as students discover their voice in this new language. By the end of this course, I expect students to have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of Spanish and be able to demonstrate basic communication. I tell my students that by the time my course ends they should (at the very least) be able to order a meal in Spanish without issue.
Daily work counts for 60% of the student's average, and major grades count for 40%. Assignments/tests can be made up after absences. Students are to complete the work not to exceed the number of days of consecutive absences. Students can turn in work until a major grade is taken over the content. A grade of 80 is the maximum grade for late work Students know to contact me over Canvas if they have any questions or concerns.