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

HERITAGE/BILINGUAL COURSES - SPANISH

 

SPN 604 is the first of a two-course sequence intended for bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve strategic speaking, reading, and writing skills, to master grammar points of particular concern to heritage speakers, and to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures and sociopolitical realities.  The course also aims to strengthen students’ sociolinguistic awareness, metalinguistic competence and critical thinking skills.

SPN 612 is the second of a two-course sequence intended for bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers.  The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study and analyze spoken and written Spanish in an academic setting, while becoming familiar with basic linguistic notions related to syntax, phonetics, etc.  Students in this course will continue to develop sophisticated vocabulary, including specialized metalinguistic terminology.  The course also provides students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures and sociopolitical realities, especially those less familiar and common to many students’ experiences.   

 

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