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!)

ONLINE SPANISH IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1. Span 1A, Section 1291 and Span 1B, Section 3006 are offered as totally online 5-unit classes for Fall 2015. Expect to commit to at least FIFTEEN hours a week of learning and studying to be successful.

2. Take a look at the Spanish 1A or Spanish 1B Syllabus posted on the left for more course information.

4. You MUST buy an access code for the E-text, Portales, where you will complete your learning activities. See your options for buying directly from the publisher at the link on the left. You will have options for access code only or  access code with a loose-leaf text. There will be textbooks on reserve in the Columbia College library. If you plan to take Span 1B next spring, the 24-month access code will be most cost-effective. If you only plan to take Span 1A, the 6-month access code will be sufficient.

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. EARN Extra Credit!  If you attend one of the online orientations on campus on August 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th or 28th (see schedule HERE,)you will earn 10 pts of extra credit. They will take place in the ITC, in Tamarack Hall (Library building) in room 134. After you attend, send me an email or a course mail within Blackboard and I'll apply the extra credit to your Week 1 journal entry.

If you cannot attend an orientation (highly recommended!) you can view the online orientation video created by our Distance Education Coordinator, Melissa Colon by clicking HERE.

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, almost 32 years ago!) who lives near Chico (with my wonderful son-in-law and their kids) and who graduated last May from the CSU Chico Nursing program (after long, hard work) and is currently employed as a Registered Nurse. I enjoy visiting with my four lively grandkids, ages 17, 15, 11 and 9 1/2, 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!