2023-2024 Catalog

SPAN 215 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Designed to build on the existing skills of students who have grown up in Spanish-speaking environments, this course provides the opportunity to develop communicative competence in Spanish in both formal and informal settings through the expansion of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Objectives include: review of of such critical language aspects as spelling conventions, written accents, and the variety of linguistic registers or communicative settings (i.e. informal, formal, academic, etc.). Extensive reading, writing, and communicative activities. Equivalent to SPAN 211. [GM1, H]


Home background experience in Spanish. Course does not assume previous formal study of the language. All participating students will take a written skills-assessment test