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Spring 2010 SPN 200 – Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Section 0832       Class begins January 25, 2010

Course Description:  Online with a once-a-month class meeting.  Beginning instruction in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.  Development of pronunciation, vocabulary and conversational skills within the context of the exploration of cultures, histories and peoples of the Spanish-speaking world.  Transfer:  CSU; UC.

Recommended:   For beginning students or for experienced students needing a review.

  • Instructor:  Bill Southwick
  • Email:
  • Textbook Information: Go to,16.htm    Scroll down to “Select an item.”  For the code authorizing 18 months access to the program, (which could take you through Spanish 200, 201, and 202),  order En línea 2.0 passcode $130.00.”  If you also want the companion loose leaf text, (not required, but highly recommended),  order En línea 2.0 passcode + Companion text $155.00.  The loose leaf text will be sent UPS Ground at no additional cost.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 10 hours per week viewing videos, conversing online with fellow classmates, completing pronunciation activities, and participating in engaging tutorials.  There is a three-hour on-campus meeting (room 1260) one Saturday a month. From 9:00 a.m. until noon.  (Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 10 and May 8).
  • Assignments & Tests: All quizzes, exams and evaluated oral exercises are conducted on-line.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the En línea program. Students are required to have Internet access (high-speed recommended), an active email account, and general familiarity with computer operations.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class (1/25).
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link