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Spanish for Heritage Speakers
SPAN 203
Fall 2009
Section: 01  

This course is designed to meet the specific needs of students who are heritage speakers of Spanish, so that they are able to perform well in the postlanguage sequence courses offered in our department. Students who take this course must have placed into SPAN112 or above and have a limited ability (and/or confidence) in their language skills in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the following: development of linguistic strategies that advance students' written and oral expression beyond the colloquial level; grammatical and orthographic norms of Spanish; critical reading (reading for understanding and analyzing what is read); and expansion of vocabulary. The linguistic work will be conducted through course materials that explore, through a variety of literary and nonliterary texts, the use of Spanish in the United States. Materials include a textbook or manual, and topics related to the acquisition of Spanish, as well as the experience of Spanish speakers in the United States.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Students compare the cultural practices, products, and values of their heritage Spanish-speaking culture with those of the US English-dominant mainstream.
The course offers constant opportunities to improve and develop writing skills in Spanish.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA SPAN
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on DEC-09-2019
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