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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Spring 2004

SPN 327 • Advanced Grammar and Composition-Bilingual/Bicultural

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43800 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Batts 101
de Martinez

Course Description

The course is designed primarily for Hispanic bilingual students whose home language is Spanish but whose dominant and school language is English. The principal objective of this course is writing correctly and proficiently as well as gaining a strong cultural perspective of Latin America, through a series of literary texts. We will focus on composing discourses in spanish using basic writing styles such as Description, Narration, and Exposition. In tandem, important elements of Spanish orthography and grammar will be reviewed, as well as a keen awareness of grammatical blurs that inhibit the bilingual speaker from developing a natural ease and respect for the language. Acquistion and proper usage of vocabulary, fixed phrases, idiomatic expressions, reading, and writing are all factes of daily work. Although the main focus of the course is writing discourse, oral language development will also be addressed through a series of group presentations.

Grading Policy

Compositions (3) 30% Manual de ejercicios 10% Tests (4) 50% Presentation 10%

Texts

Roca, Ana. Nuevos Mundos: CURSO DE ESPANOL PARA ESTUDIANES BILINGUES. New York : John Wiley and Sons. Roca, Ana. Nuevos Mundos: CUADERNO PARA ESTUDIANTES BILINGUES. ORTOGRAFIA LENGUA ESPANOLA. REGLAS Y EJERCICIOS. LAROUSSE 501 SPANISH VERBS

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