Spanish 1411
Beginning Spanish I


Course Description

An introduction to the four basic skills of learning Spanish: speaking, reading, writing and listening, with a little or no previous language training.

The student will listen to spoken Spanish, which introduces new vocabulary, syntactical exercises and grammatical structures. After processing new material, the students will apply the new information in the classroom by asking and answering questions of both the instructor and fellow students. The students will participate orally in class, in a group and individual manner. The student’s reading skills will be reinforced through the reading of material in the textbook, assigned projects and Language Laboratory programs.

The writing skills will be developed through workbook exercises and during the Laboratory time.

Using the audio program which accompanies the textbook also, will reinforce and develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

The study of lyrics from Spanish songs will  help students to build the vocabulary, to develop their listening skills, will help naturally acquired the complex grammatical structures, will improve their pronunciation, memorization and speed of communication.

About this class

Welcome to Beginning Spanish 1411 (SPAN 1411). We will use Canvas as our virtual classroom. You will complete assignments and tests entirely online. This is not a self-paced course. Your adherence to the Course Schedule is crucial to your success in this course. The Course Schedule provides specific information and due dates regarding assignments and chapter tests.

On the first day of the semester, please go to College CougarWeb,, and use your CougarWeb username & password to login. If you don't have CougarWeb login information, you can email or call the CougarWeb technical support 972-377-1777.

To learn Canvas, watch the tutorials offered by the eCollin Learning Center (eLC): 

The course will be available the day of class.

Technical support

If you experience any problems with Canvas, please contact the eLC at 972-881-5870 or go to

If you experience any problems with McGrawHill Connect, please contact


Note: Windows Media Player needs to be installed on the student computer and a broadband access to the Internet is strongly recommended for trouble free accessing of the video. Download the Window Media Player.

Textbook information:
ISBN: 978-3086073-3-7
This is a customized edition. You can buy it from our bookstore SCC or from 
Please wait until the first day of class to Register. You will login into your campus Canvas account using your personal login and password and register with McGraw-Hill Connect.


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Sunday 12PM to 11PM ( All Central Time)
M-TH – 8AM to 11PM
Friday – 8AM to 6PM
Saturday – 10AM to 4 PM

You will notice that there is a lot of homework. You should do homework consistently, based on the schedule. This is not a self-paced class. My experience says that waiting until the day of the test is a bad idea....don't do it. I understand that everybody's schedule is different, and there is absolutely no penalty for completing exercises well-before the due date (whenever you have time). The day of the test is treated differently. You have to do it as scheduled on the date printed in the syllabus. You may want to create a personal study schedule and stick to it.