* A language requirement for many students.
SPAN 1501 (Online Beginner Spanish I)
SPAN 1502 (Online Beginner Spanish II)
SPAN 1507 (Online First-year Review)
SPAN 2301 (Online Intermediate Spanish I)
SPAN 2302 (Online Intermediate Spanish II)
12 Large-enrollment Format (total for fall/spring)
30 sections (summer online program)
- Students were unable to take these courses as freshmen and sophomores.
- Our first- and second-year courses were filled with juniors and seniors, making it difficult to recruit majors, minors and recruit for study abroad programs.
- The College of Arts & Sciences advisors were frustrated with our department.
- We were facing a possible further reduction of the language requirement in certain majors.
Very few students realize they are a part of a large-enrollment course. This is only possible through LinguaMeeting – students are connected to a native speaker who guides them through conversations which include themes from our course material. Students have a coach throughout the semester, which eliminates the feel of “just being a number”.
- Weekly, 30-minute sessions with language coaches in LinguaMeeting
- Affordable E-Texts pair well with LinguaMeeting
- Feedback does not focus on correcting grammar and vocabulary errors, students stay motivated to produce Spanish in these sessions.
- Instructors do not grade speaking activities. We use the coach’s feedback as a grade – these grades focus on participation and preparedness.