Spanish for Heritage Speakers|
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.
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.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Carreira & Geoffrion-Vinci, ˇSí se puede!, Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Activities & reading package.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three hours a week with instructor and one hour in smaller groups for conversation.
Frequent written and oral assignments and evaluation. Attendance required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Entrance to this course can occur through the Wesleyan Online Placement into SPAN112, AP score of 4 or higher, or by interview with instructor. All interested students are urged to contact instructor as soon as possible.
|Instructor(s): Pérez-Gironés,Ana M. Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK414; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|