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 209-286-8018. I never check the college voice mail number on the left (and would delete it from this page, if I could!)

SUMMER SESSION IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1. Span 1A, Section 1730 is offered as a totally online class in Summer 2014 over two five-week sessions for a total of ten weeks (May 12--July 17.)

2. BE AWARE that the Span 1A summer class is a 5-unit, transferrable-level class and we will cover in just TEN weeks what is normally covered in sixteen weeks (Fall/Spring semesters.) Consequently, if you enroll in Span 1A this summer, you can expect to commit at least FIFTEEN hours a week in order to be successful in the class. My dean (Michael Torok, Dean of Arts and Sciences) suggested that I recommend to students to NOT take additional summer classes if they enroll in this Spanish class. However, that is a decision you must make yourself, based on your knowledge of how organized and motivated you are & how dedicated you are to successfully learn Beginning Spanish.

3. I am having trouble uploading the Summer Spanish Visual Syllabus here, but I have posted the Course Calendar part of it, so you can see what we will cover over the ten weeks of class and you'll see the entire syllabus within our Blackboard course.

4. 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.

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. Be sure to view the online orientation video created by our Distance Education Coordinator, Melissa Colon by clicking HERE.
EARN Extra credit! There will be an extra-credit ten-point quiz at the beginning of the summer session based on the online orientation video.

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!