Submission Information

  • Final
  • Spanish
  • May 30, 2012

Descriptor Details

  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
  • 220
  • 4.0


This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students.  It provides instruction that builds upon the existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and the cultural heritage and knowledge of these students. The course will 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.

Elementary Spanish II or equivalent



  1. Culture
    1. Authentic texts in a variety of genres
    2. Current events
    3. Hispanic cultures – Topics may include: values and cultural mores, lifestyle, geography, art, history, literature
  2. Register
    1. Lexical variations
    2. Idiomatic expressions
    3. Vocabulary expansion
    4. Formal & informal
    5. Standard vs non-standard
    6. Situational discourse
  3. Grammar
    1. Moods
    2. Verb tenses
    3. Structure
    4. Syntax
    5. Punctuation
  4. Speaking
    1. Pronunciation
    2. Conversation
    3. Phonology
  5. Orthography
    1. Spelling
    2. Accents
    3. Homophones


At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate improved application of grammar, orthography and register in writing and speaking;
  2. increase knowledge of Hispanic cultures;
  3. and adapt language to various settings and contexts.

May include, but are not limited to pre and post assessments, presentations, exams, portfolios, compositions, quizzes, tests, oral interviews, journals, dictation and research projects.

“Mundo 21,” “La lengua que heredamos,” “Manual de ortografía y gramática,” Modern Spanish Prose,” “Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia,” “Nuevos Mundos” and other supplemental materials.

  • December 19, 2016