Spring 2009

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-09

Faculty

Patricia Ferrer-Medina (Section 01)
Victoria Maillo (Section 01)

Description

This course is designed specifically for native or heritage speakers of Spanish with oral proficiency but little or no formal training in the language. Generally, these are learners who were raised in homes where Spanish was spoken. The course is designed to build on the language base students already possess. Spanish-speaking students are not viewed as using an “improper” form of Spanish that is incorrect or needs to be eliminated. Rather, their language is viewed as an extremely valid means of oral communication. The primary purpose of the course is to develop reading and writing skills, although all of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are emphasized via cultural and community activities. Limited to 15 students. Fall and Spring semesters. Lecturer Ferrer-Medina.

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