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Instructors have provided the following information to generally describe what to expect in their classes.


Teaching style
Communicative activities, active grammar approach, cultural exchange discussion and presentations, group and paired activities, about 95% of the instruction in Spanish.

Homework, participation and attendance
Attendance is required because 50% of the grade is based on active class participation, chapter tests for every chapter, a midterm exam and a final exam including a final interview. You will need about two hours a day to allow time to complete the homework assignments.

Tests and quizzes
The tests and quizzes total 50% of grade. Makeup tests and quizzes offered in extreme cases with written explanation subject to authorization. 

Background and other interests
I am native from Mexico City where I lived the first 18 years of my life. I have also lived, studied and directed mission/humanitarian groups in 23 countries (Western and Eastern Europe, North, Central and South America). I love Spanish literature (fiction, poetry, short stories). I am a classical guitarist, love my husband and our two young children.