Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Jocelly Guie Meiners


LecturerPhD, Hispanic Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Jocelly Guie Meiners

Contact

  • Phone: 512.232.4531
  • Office: BEN 4.128
  • Office Hours: MWF 10-11
  • Campus Mail Code: B3700

Biography


Jocelly Guie Meiners is a native of San José, Costa Rica. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and obtained a BA in French and Astronomy, an MA in French Linguistics, and a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and specializes in teaching courses for Heritage Spanish learners. Her research interests include pragmatics and emotion in second language acquisition, heritage Spanish learners and pedagogy, as well as linguistic attitudes and language maintenance regarding Spanish in the US. 

Courses


SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

45160 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM PAR 302

Spanish 612 is the second course of a two-course sequence intended for bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers. This learner-based course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures and sociopolitical realities, especially those less familiar and common to many students’ experiences; study and analyze spoken, oral, and written Spanish in an academic setting; improve strategic Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills you have acquired through your use and study of the language; build sophisticated and advanced vocabulary, including terminology to discuss language; evaluate dialectal, social, and contextual variations; inductively master and apply rhetorical skills of particular concern to bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers; and be introduced to phonetics, syntax, and linguistic notions. 

More information about the heritage langauge program can be found here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/spanish/courses/language-program/Bilingual-Courses/Course-Descriptions.php.

SPN 327N • Academic Wrtg Heritage Spkrs

45210 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 302

Within the language program, SPN 327N is a bridge course between the lower-division Spanish heritage language courses and upper-division courses in culture, literature, and linguistics. 327N is a project-based learning (PBL) course, which is designed to learn by doing. Students perform learner-centered activities that focus on learning through inquiry, and acquiring in-depth knowledge on issues of relevance and interest in the real world through active investigation.

In this course, students perform research in Spanish using a variety of sources, and will learn to analyze these sources, developing critical and integrative thinking skills in the heritage language. Students will have the opportunity to interact in Spanish with members of their communities, discuss topics that are relevant to their interests and fields of study, as well as write, speak and present about these topics in an academic and professional setting. In addition, they will gain skills that would be required to work professionally in a Spanish-speaking environment. The goal of this course is to both prepare and empower students to apply their bilingual/bicultural knowledge in academic and professional settings.

There are no exams or quizzes in this course. The grade is based on assignments completed to fulfill three major projects: The first is a group project about an issue relevant to the Hispanic community in the US, the second is an individual project about the student's professional field of interest, and the third is a project that prepares the student for the job market by preparing a CV, cover letter, and performing a mock interview in Spanish.

SPN 327N carries a Writing Flag, an Ethics Flag, and a Personal Inquiry Flag.

More information about the heritage langauge program can be found here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/spanish/courses/language-program/Bilingual-Courses/Course-Descriptions.php.

 

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

45650 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.212

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 327N • Academic Wrtg Heritage Spkrs

45680 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM BEN 1.102

Designed specifically for heritage speakers of Spanish and includes a wide range of cultural readings and writing tasks. Aims to strengthen the clarity and organization of writing, promote critical thinking, and master grammar points of particular concern to heritage speakers.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

45875 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.122

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 327N • Academic Wrtg Heritage Spkrs

45915 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 2.124

Designed specifically for heritage speakers of Spanish and includes a wide range of cultural readings and writing tasks. Aims to strengthen the clarity and organization of writing, promote critical thinking, and master grammar points of particular concern to heritage speakers.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

46375 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM GAR 1.126

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 327N • Academic Wrtg Heritage Spkrs

46420 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.208

Designed specifically for heritage speakers of Spanish and includes a wide range of cultural readings and writing tasks. Aims to strengthen the clarity and organization of writing, promote critical thinking, and master grammar points of particular concern to heritage speakers.

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

46460 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM GDC 5.304

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

46260 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.106

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 612 • Acc Inter Spn Heritage Learner

46385 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM JES A209A

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and advanced linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45385 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 0.106

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 610D • Intermediate Spanish I

45457 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

45305 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

45325 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 604 • Acc Intro Spn Heritage Learner

45885 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.216

Designed primarily for students who have a cultural and linguistic connection to Spanish.

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

46935 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

46960 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 610D • Intmed Spanish I-Biling/Bicul

46295 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 611D • Intermediate Spanish II

46300 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM JES A303A

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (aspect, mood, compound tenses, passive voice), communication and interactional competence (pragmatics, cultural perspectives), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

 

SPN 611D • Intermediate Spanish II

46235 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.216

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (aspect, mood, compound tenses, passive voice), communication and interactional competence (pragmatics, cultural perspectives), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

 

SPN 611D • Intermediate Spanish II

46880 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (aspect, mood, compound tenses, passive voice), communication and interactional competence (pragmatics, cultural perspectives), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

 

SPN 610D • Intermediate Spanish I

46265 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 312K • Sec-Yr Spn I: Oral Ex/Rd/Comp

47320 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 206

Second-Year Spanish I.

FR 507 • First-Year French II

36695 • Spring 2008
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.122

Prerequisite 

The prerequisite for French 507 is completion of French 506, taken at the University of Texas at Austin, with a grade of C or better.  Students who took French in high school, French 506 at another college, or at The University of Texas at Austin prior to spring 2010 are required to take a placement exam. A schedule of administration dates for the placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

 

Course and Objectives

French 507 is a four skills language course in which you will expand the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as you explore the French language and culture with Français interactif, the first year French program developed at the University of Texas.  Completion of French 507 with a C or better qualifies you to enroll in a second-year French course (FR 612).

 

Required Materials 

• FR 507 text , Français interactif Part II available at qoop.com.  Go to the textbook page of the new Français interactif site for a direct link to qoop : http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/textbook

 

 

Please make sure that you order Part II of the textbook. The cost is $19.05 in black and white or $44.41 in color. Don't worry that you do not have the textbook on the first day of class, as we will be doing review exercises (distributed through Blackboard) for the first week. 

 

   •  First Year French website: Francais interactif  (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/) includes

• videos (vocabulary, interviews and culture) downloadable mp4 files or podcasts.

 

• recorded  vocabulary lists and phonetic examples:  downloadable mp3 audio files or podcasts.

 

• links into Tex’s French Grammar (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex): grammar explanations, audio files in mp3 format or podcasts, interactive exercises, a verb conjugation reference, and a verb tutor.

 

Recommended

• Compact  Oxford Hachette French/English Dictionary ISBN 0-19-864535X (at the Coop), which is required for upper division French classes.  Word Reference.com is also an excellent online dictionary. 

 

Grading        

Exams (five  @ 100 points): 50% = 500 points

Preparation & Participation: 20% = 200 points

Speaking Exams (2 @ 50 points): 10% = 100 points

Listening Comprehension exam: 05% = 050 points

Final Exam (written; 2 hours): 15% = 150 points

100% =1000 points

 

Preparation/Participation

Daily preparation and persistent, active participation in class are essential to your success in learning French.  Your teacher will make specific assignments for each day.

The preparation/participation grade includes your performance on activities in the classroom and occasional quizzes.  Most daily homework and participation grades will be valued at 10 points each.  No late homework will be accepted.  If you are not in class to get the assignment(s) due the next day, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor or another student in the class to get the assignment. 

 

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in any form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior (cellular phones, eating or drinking, tardiness, making offensive remarks, sleeping, overt inattentiveness, etc.) shall result, minimaly, in a request to leave class.

 

Computer Lab :  MEZ 2.104

You will  be required to do daily homework using the Français interactif  website.

Access to computers for individual study is available in the Liberal Arts ITS media lab in MEZ 2.104.  Liberal Arts ITS media lab operating hours:

M-Th 8 a.m.- 7:45 p.m., F 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance is absolutely necessary for success in French 507. You are allowed a total of five absences without penalty during the semester.  All absences count. In addition to lowered preparation/participation grades, a penalty of 10 pts (or 1% of your final course grade/ up to 10%) will be deducted for each absence after 5 in the semester.

 

Exams

The five exams will contain a variety of listening, reading, and writing activities.  Each exam  covers one chapter, lasts 50 minutes and is valued at 100 points.  There are also two five-minute speaking exams.  Note carefully the dates of these exams, as there are no make-ups.

 

The final exam will be Thursday, Dec 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. contingent upon Registrar Scheduling.  A makeup will be given on Friday, Dec 10 from 7-10 p.m. for students with verified schedule conflicts.  Please notify your instructor to obtain course supervisor's permission.  

 

Course supervision 

If you have any questions about French 507, please consult your instructor or the course supervisor, Karen Kelton,  HRH 2.106A (471-5511,  kkelton@mail.utexas.edu). 

 

The Department of French & Italian offers many services to beginning students, including free tutoring in the French Department. Your instructor will announce tutorial center hours during the second week of classes.  You will also be invited to films and activities sponsored by the French Department. Your instructor will announce these and other events throughout the semester.  Bienvenue!  We hope you will enjoy learning French.  

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.  For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259, http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/

FR 506 • First-Year French I

37330 • Fall 2007
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.208

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