Five College Consortium

Span for Heritage Speakers

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Amherst College

This course is designed specifically for native or heritage speakers of Spanish with oral proficiency but little or no formal training in the language. Generally, these are learners who were raised in homes where Spanish was spoken. The course is designed to build on the language base students already possess. Spanish-speaking students are not viewed as using an “improper” form of Spanish that is incorrect or needs to be eliminated. Rather, their language is viewed as an extremely valid means of oral communication. The primary purpose of this course is to develop reading and writing skills, although all of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are emphasized via cultural and community activities.

Limited to 15 students. Fall and Spring semesters:  Barrios-Beltran. 

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Span for Heritage Speakers
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Dimaris Barrios-Beltran, Maria Maillo;

MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM

CHAP 204