SPAN 3372 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed for students whose home language is Spanish but whose dominant and school language is English. A study of the differences and similarities between English and Spanish, proper use of verb tenses, learning of professional vocabulary in the targeted language and idiomatic expressions. Strong emphasis on the culture of Latin American countries and the U.S. Spanish-speaking communities. Emphasis on understanding main structures of the Spanish grammar and development of oral language skills, aiming at achieving sophistication of the written and spoken language in the heritage speaker. Can substitute SPAN 3370. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 or the equivalent.