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HISP 212 - Spanish Heritage Speakers I
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II is a two course sequence of advanced language and culture content designed principally for heritage learners (native speakers of Spanish who do not have or have had basic or little formal Spanish training; these are generally students raised in Spanish-speaking homes). Heritage speakers are a heterogeneous group ranging from individuals who emigrated from Latin America during childhood to second and third generation speakers who are the children or grandchildren of immigrants (Potowski). The course uses the different levels of Spanish students have acquired at home as the foundation for learning strategies that will allow them to improve their grammar competence and their speaking and written skills. Linguistic goals include academic vocabulary acquisition, improvement in informal & formal academic writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills. The course will also focus on specific content areas that impact the way Spanish in the US is perceived, such as bilingualism, immigration, identity, ethnicity, US Latino cultural heritage and history, human rights, education and representation of Latino culture in the media.
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