Capstone Assignment 1A
Part II: Introductions
Due: After completing Unit 1.
Requirements: This assignment requires you to work in pairs. To find a homework partner, use the forum in Capstone Assignment 1A, Part I
Length: A minimum of fifteen complete sentences of a conversation in Spanish.
For this assignment, you have to write and record a conversation in Spanish, using complete, grammatically correct sentences. You and one of your peers will introduce yourselves to one another. Feel free to make up as much information as you want, and don’t use personal information as your assignment, once finished, will be visible to all the students in the course.
Pretend that you both just met, and introduce yourselves to one another. As much as possible, incorporate the vocabulary, skills, and cultural aspects as you studied in Unit 1.
- Make sure you incorporate, as much as possible, the skills, grammar, vocabulary, and cultural aspects that you have studied in Unit 1.
- Before you start working on this assignment, please go back to the beginning of Unit 1, and revisit the Información General chart, which contains the learning outcomes, grammar, vocabulary, and cultural aspects for Unit 1. Incorporating these components is an important aspect of the criteria to evaluate your assignment.
- Write a conversation with your homework partner.
- The core aspect of this activity is to write, with your homework partner, a conversation of at least 15 sentences in Spanish, where you introduce yourselves to one another. Feel free to make up as much information as you want. Remember this assignment is going to be submitted publicly, and can be read by everyone. So, make sure you don’t use sensitive personal information.
- Before recording your conversation, make sure you read and review the assignment together.
- After writing your conversation, record your conversation with your homework partner.
- Make arrangements with your homework partner to discuss how and when you will record your conversation.
- You and your homework partner should practice your script and pronunciation before recording it to improve your outcome and get better marks.
- Use whichever technology you prefer for the recording. There are many ways to record your conversation at a distance, including cellphones, Skype, Google, etc. Click here to learn more.
- After recording your conversation, make sure your audio file is saved as or converted to the universal MP3 format.
- Before submitting your assignment, make sure the audio file can be opened with the built-in software in PC or Macintosh so that your tutor and others can listen to it. If you can, transform the file into MP3 or MP4 format.
- You might be able to save your audio file as MP3 directly with the software you are using; otherwise, you can use Audacity to export your file as an MP3 audio file.
- Post your assignment in this forum.
- Once you finish writing and recording your introduction, please post your assignment files in this forum. Make sure you include both the file with the written introduction and the file that contains the recording.
- Important, do not include any personal information in your files nor in your message when you post your assignment in the forum. Individual submissions for marks take place in a different instance.
- After posting your assignment, you will have a 30 minute window to make any changes, if needed.
- After the 30 minute editing window expires, you will automatically have access to all previous assignments submitted by your peers.
- Feel free to read and listen to your peers’ submissions, and to provide respectful and constructive feedback.
- Submit your assignment in the corresponding assignment drop box individually.
- After submitting your assignment to the forum, both members of the group must submit the assignment individually in the corresponding assignment drop box on the main course page.
- Important: Your tutor won’t be able to mark your assignment if you do not complete the individual submission.
- A written conversation in a Word file.
- A recording of the conversation in MP3 format.
Click on Submissions to post your work.
Note: When the 30 minute period for editing your post has expired, you will be able to access submissions from your peers. Feel free to read your peers’ descriptions, and provide positive and respectful feedback of their work.