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World Languages Faculty
Donna Marques

 

 

 
  Online Teaching Certified

Donna Marqués

Office:                  F509
E-mail donna.marques@gcccd.edu
Phone:  619.660.4360

Office Hours for Spring 2014

Monday:                  8:30-9:30am via Skype
(user name: donna.marques) 
Tuesday:  12:00pm- 1:30pm in F509
Wednesday:  5:30-6:30pm via Skype
(user name: donna.marques)
Thursday:  12:00pm- 1:30pm in F509

Spring 2014 Courses

  • SPAN-120-4809 Spanish I ONLINE
  • SPAN-120-4810 Spanish I ONLINE
  • SPAN-120-5295 Spanish I ONLINE
  • SPAN-121-4808 Spanish II ONLINE

Summer 2014 Courses

  • SPAN-120-0135 Spanish I ONLINE

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS:

  • How do I know if I'm a good candidate for online Spanish?  Click HERE.
  • A mandatory orientation session will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 10:00am-12:00 in Rm. E205 for all new students to Cuyamaca's online Spanish program.  If you have previously taken online Spanish at Cuyamaca College, you do not need to attend this session.  Students may attend in person or virtually.  A link to the session will be e-mailed to all enrolled students.
  • A mandatory face to face midterm exam will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00-12:00 in Rm. E223.  Students will be required to show a picture ID upon entry.
  • A mandatory face to face final exam will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:00-12:00 in Rm. E223.  Students will be required to show a picture ID upon entry.
  • Purchase your materials now!  Click HERE for information.

 

COMMON MISCONCEPTION:

  • Some students have the misconception that it is better to take an online course if you are too busy and don’t have the time to dedicate to a college class. This could not be further from the truth! If you make the commitment to take a college course, you should be honest and ask yourself if you really have the time it requires to be successful. If you don’t, this does not mean that an online course is the solution to your problem; you should enroll at another time.

  • Another misconception is that when you take an online course, you go at your own pace. This is not true. This course follows a detailed course calendar with due dates to which students must adhere.

 

IS YOUR COMPUTER READY FOR ONLINE SPANISH?

  • Click HERE and update all of your browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome. Explorer doesn’t always work well with Blackboard).
  • Submit your preferred email address via WebAdvisor so that you will get all of my emails.  (note: you must update your personal information through WebAdvisor, this information gets synced with Blackboard daily.)
  • Download SKYPE internet video phone and set up an account. You'll need it for this class.
  • Click HERE and go through the setup wizard to make sure your computer is up-to-date. If the setup wizard found some problems, go HERE to downloads and plugins.
  • Set up a YouTube account HERE.  You’ll need it for this class.
  • Click HERE to see how to put accents using your computer. Placing accents on words in Spanish is not an option!  This is part of the orthography of the Spanish language.

 

 
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