Class Hours: 90 Lecture total
The course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students. It provides instruction that builds upon the existing four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; placing emphasis on acquiring proficiency using formal Spanish at the intermediate level. The course will also focus on language challenges particular to heritage speakers such as orthography, the inappropriate mix of English and Spanish, and contrasts between standard Spanish and regional variations. It will also increase awareness of linguistic registers, discuss items beyond the familiar routine and develop an appreciation for Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish speaking countries and in the United States. This course is entirely conducted in Spanish.