Jessica Puma

Foreign Language | Language Arts


Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48428

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10–10:30 a.m.
Tuesday 11:05–1:35 p.m.
Thursday 11:35–1:35 p.m.

Location: Humanities 222 K

About Professor Puma

I’ve been teaching Spanish for over 25 years and Spanish 101 and 201 are my very favorite classes to teach. It’s amazing to see how you will progress so quickly in Spanish 101 during one short semester—from learning the alphabet on the first day to having conversations and writing essays about yourself and the people in your life.

If you’re a Spanish speaker, 201 is the class for you! Unlike regular Spanish, this class is designed around your needs and will help you build on the language skills you already have. The 201 class is a great way to meet other students who share your language experience.

Recommended Course

SPAN 201 C – Spanish for Spanish Speakers

If you’re a Spanish speaker, this is the class for you!


Spanish 101

This course emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills in pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will be introduced to the culture, history, and geography of Spain and Latin America.

Class time will be devoted to activities that will allow you to practice your skills of understanding, interacting in Spanish, and appreciating Spanish-speaking cultures.

Required Textbook: Tu mundo: español sin fronteras with Connect Access. Author: Andrade

To Succeed in this Class: To succeed in this class you will be expected to regularly attend class online and in-person, participate in all assigned activities, complete assignments on time, and meet set deadlines. Success requires that you be self-directed, self-motivated, and self-confident.

Required Technical Equipment for Online Homework

  • A personal computer or use of a computer in the Learning Resource Center
  • A computer microphone or an inexpensive headset for audio recording
  • A Blackboard supported browser
  • An email account

Spanish 201

Your native ability to speak Spanish is the foundation of this course. As a Spanish speaker you already master and use many advanced communication skills. This class offers you the opportunity to build upon those skills.

Spanish 201 focuses on helping you improve your abilities in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness at the first semester Spanish for Spanish Speakers college level; including:

  • Composition Skills: the ability to write a short essays
  • Verbal Communication Skills: the ability to present information verbally in academic Spanish
  • Literary analysis skills: the ability to perform a literary analysis of a short story or novel