Course Description for Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Prerequisite: This course has no prerequisites, but is open only to native/heritage speakers of Spanish. Native speakers are understood to be those who were raised in a Spanish-speaking country. Heritage speakers are those who grew up in the United States or elsewhere outside of the Hispanic world and potentially have had no formal training in Spanish, but who have had regular contact with the language, usually at home.
Description: This course is designed for native and heritage speakers who have had limited or no formal training in the language. The course places strong emphasis on grammar, as well as reading, writing and vocabulary building. The course features a cultural component which challenges students to reflect upon their own experiences as members of bilingual and bicultural families and communities, and to think critically about their place in the cultural context of the larger Spanish-speaking world.