SPRING 2017 – ¡Bienvenidos!

regreso a clasesHola estudiantes,

The student blog has now been updated with all course syllabi for the Spring 2017 Semester.

Be sure to select from CAMPUS or WEB classes as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1. ACCESS TO CONNECT (once your Connect course has been paired with Blackboard – check with your instructor first):
If you are taking SPAN 1441 or are a transfer student and need to purchase access to Connect (where you complete online assignments for campus classes / all coursework for web classes) for the first time but are waiting for funds to arrive for financial aid, etc., you can take advantage of the Courtesy Access to be able to gain access to your assignments immediately. Courtesy access is good for two weeks. Instructions for this are in the registration files on the blog pages for each level.

2. START STRONG — FREE TUTORING PROGRAM OPTIONS: UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) offers 6 FREE hours of private tutoring for first-time freshmen enrolled in SPANISH 1441 or SPANISH 1442.  To sign up, students must visit UTSI in Ransom Hall 205. Upon completion of their first tutoring appointment by February 17th, they will receive five additional free tutoring hours (six in total). Students who used the program do not need to register with the UTSI office again, but must still meet the new deadline. Hours from the previous semester do not carry over. SPANISH LAB – ALL STUDENTS:  UTSI will be offering free ‘walk-in’ tutoring to all students during the spring semester on the 2nd floor of the Central Library.  The start date for this and hours offered for ‘walk-in’ tutoring will be announced within the first few weeks of classes starting.

3. HERITAGE SPEAKERS ENROLLED IN SPAN 2314: If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish (i.e., you understand Spanish well and speak fairly fluently, but you need to take this level course for credit), you SHOULD be enrolled in a section of SPAN 2315, which is Intermediate II Spanish designed for heritage speakers and which addresses your specific needs with respect to grammar and composition.

Courses in SPAN 2315 are offered at these days and times for the Spring 2017 semester:

DAYTIME =  MWF  10:00-10:50 a.m.  &  T-TH  11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
EVENING =  T-TH     7:00-8:20 p.m.

For any questions about transferring to one of the above sections, please contact the Modern Languages office immediately at: 817.272.3161 or email: modladvisor@uta.edu

4. HERITAGE SPEAKERS ENROLLED IN BEGINNER LEVELS:
As stated in the course description for all Lower Level Spanish courses, heritage speakers are not allowed to take beginner level courses. If you have previous knowledge of Spanish, you need to take the CLEP test to determine if you can place out of all 4 levels of Spanish or if you should begin in Level 2 or 3.  Click HERE for information about taking the CLEP test.

If you have any questions, please email me or your instructor.

Best wishes for a successful spring semester!

Saludos,

Catherine Ortiz
Coordinator, Lower Level Spanish Program
cortiz@uta.edu

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE – FALL 2016

Below is the schedule for FINAL EXAMS for the FALL 2016 semester.  

*Final Exams are taken in your USUAL CLASSROOM *unless* your instructor has notified you otherwise. Please check your email every day, even after classes have ended, in case of a change.

*If you have a conflict with another course, please contact your instructor immediately.

¡Buena suerte!

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Summer Study Abroad Info Meetings: Monday, 11/7 & Thursday, 11/10

Cuernavaca Promo Spring 2016 - 2

Want to study abroad to experience the full measure of language + culture? Come to one of the informational meetings!

DATES, TIMES & PLACES:

1) MON., NOV. 7th — TRIMBLE HALL 200 — 12:30-1:30 p.m.

2.) THURS., NOV. 10th —  COBA 140 — 2:00-3:00 p.m.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
*Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico – a colonial city in the heart of Mexico known for its eternal spring weather
*Live with a Mexican family!
*Interact with native speakers.
*Experience Mexican culture first hand: in the classroom, on the cobblestone streets or in the market.
*Attend classes on the beautiful campus of the Spanish Language Institute.

COURSES OFFERED:
Spanish 2313-2314: Intermediate Spanish I & II
Spanish 3312-3313: Mexican Culture and Civilization
Spanish 3309: Spanish for the professions
Spanish 4312-4313 Latin American Culture and Civilization
Students can earn up to 6 credit hours for the four week period.  

COST: Students pay in-state tuition to UTA in addition to program fees, room, board, and excursions. Student Financial Aid applies! Scholarships are available at the Department of Modern Languages for eligible students, in addition to UTA.

URL: http://utaencuernavaca.wordpress.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dr. Ray Elliott – elliott@uta.edu

La mesa española starts Wednesday, Oct. 12th!

HABLEMOS ESPAÑOLIf you are a non-native (not a heritage speaker) of Spanish and are enrolled in SPAN 2314, the Spanish Section is pleased to announce that there will be bi-monthly conversation sessions, La mesa española, offered for students in your level as well as students taking 3000 level courses.

¿Cuándo?             Los miércoles que aparecen abajo

¿A qué hora?      De 12:00 a 12:50 p.m.

¿Lugar?                El salón enfrente del LAC  (tercer piso de Trimble Hall)

FALL  2016 SCHEDULE: 

* October 12 from 12:00-12:50
* October 26 from 12:00-12:50
* November 2 from 12:00-12:50
* November 9 from 12:00-12:50
* November 30 from 12:00-12:50