Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Hispanic Studies


Hispanic Studies 298. Experimental Courses

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Spanish for Heritage Speakers is an intermediate course designed principally, but not exclusively, for heritage learners (native speakers of Spanish who have had basic or little Spanish training; these are generally students raised in Spanish-speaking homes). Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in informal & academic writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills. The course will also focus on specific content areas that impact the way Spanish in the US is perceived, such as bilingualism, US Latino literature and art, immigration, identity, ethnicity, human rights, education and representation of Latino culture in the media. Additional work given for Hispanic Studies majors.