Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Our diverse student community brings a range of perspectives and abilities to our language programs, and many students arrive on campus with some level of experience in speaking or learning Spanish. Our transitional language program, designed to facilitate the transition into speaking Spanish in academic and professional settings, is specifically geared toward students who have a personal, familial or community connection to the language. Comprised of two courses taken in sequence, the heritage/bilingual speaker program helps students prepare for high-level culture and literature courses, research and internships.
“En nuestras cursos, estudiaremos y analizaremos contenido que se relaciona nuestra experiencia como hispanohablantes en este país.”Lina Reznicek-Parrado, Directora del Programa de Español para hispanohablantes
Spanish for Heritage/Bilingual Speakers I
About this Course
Development of the linguistic, literacy and academic language skills of bilingual/heritage speakers of Spanish for preparation to advanced courses and professional settings. Overview of topics relevant to Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. This section is for bilingual/heritage speakers of Spanish only.
Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
About this Course
Second course of the 2-course sequence for heritage speakers. Continuation of the development of linguistic, literacy and academic language skills of bilingual/heritage speakers of Spanish for preparation to advanced courses and professional settings. This section is for heritage speakers of Spanish only.
Student Goals in Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Develop literacy, written and oral skills in Spanish appropriate for use in professional and academic settings
Build critical knowledge and skills related to variation, code-mixing and other cultural language applications
Explore and engage with U.S. Latinx culture and language
Join a community of Spanish learners who share your goals and support your ambitions