Teresa Borden

Teresa Borden

WELCOME TO MY INSTRUCTOR PAGE! IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER PERUSING THE INFORMATION AND LINKS HERE, Please CONTACT ME!

Email is best (I check it daily,) but if you need to phone me, please call 209-286-8018. I never check the college voice mail number on the left (and would delete it from this page, if I could!)

Spanish Spring 2015 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

Span 1A Online, Section 2012 and Span 1B Online, Section 1401 are offered as totally online classes in Spring 2015. BE AWARE that both Span 1A Online and Span 1B Online are 5-unit, transferrable-level classes and you can expect to commit at least FIFTEEN hours a week in order to be successful in either class. 

The Spring syllabi are posted to the left. Students in both sections can earn 5 pts of EXTRA CREDIT for attending one of the Blackboard orientations the Friday before or during the first week of the semester. See the orientation schedule in a Word Doc somewhere amidst the Syllabi. Also take a look at the link to Columbia College Resources for Online Students beneath Resources

For Online: You MUST buy En linea 3.0, which includes online access plus a paper text. (A used text will not work for this class!) If you decide to buy your textbook directly from the publisher, see the link on the left. BE SURE to order En linea, Vol 1 for Span 1A and En linea, Vol 2 for Span 1B.

BEFORE CLASS BEGINS:

1. I will send an email to all registered and wait-listed students about a week before class begins with important information. All email communication is sent to students' YCCD student email accounts, so be sure to have that set up! Click HERE for instructions on how to activate your student email.

2. Take a look at the online orientation video created by our Distance Education Coordinator, Melissa Colon by clicking HERE.

I look forward to an exciting & productive Spring 2015 semester with all of you! Chao, Profesora Teresa

About

I graduated from CSU Chico with a BA in Spanish and a minor in Women's Studies in 1999. Since 2000, I've held a Spanish Clear Single-Subject Teaching Credential. After teaching high school for a few years, I began teaching Spanish at Columbia College in 2003. I live in the quaint town of Mokelumne Hill in Calaveras County with my husband, Joe (AKA Jose el gringo,) our three dogs (Trina, Bob & Mishka) and our cat, Fidget.

I am blessed with an amazing daughter (born in Mazatlan, Mexico, 30 years ago) who lives near Chico (with my wonderful son-in-law and their kids) and is currently in the CSU Chico Nursing program. I enjoy visiting with my four lively grandkids, ages 16, 14, 9 1/2 and 8, whenever I can. I am fascinated with language and love teaching. I also love to read, write, cook, walk, watch good movies, listen to music, play guitar and travel.


I look forward to learning about you and what you love to do!