Spring 2024 Spanish UN1108 section 002

Elementary Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Elem Spanish Heritage Spe

Call Number 12796
Day & Time
MWF 11:40am-12:55pm
425 Pupin Laboratories
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Diana Romero
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Prerequisites: Scoring at this level on the department’s Spanish as a Heritage Language Placement test (https://columbia-barnard.vega-labs.com).

The principal aim of SPAN UN1108 is to build upon and further develop the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom—usually from family and neighborhood exposure to the language—and cultivate formal speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. Students are not expected to have any academic training in written Spanish prior to enrolling in this course.

Spanish heritage language courses at Columbia/Barnard focus on the development of communicative abilities and literacy from sociolinguistic and sociocultural approaches. Throughout the semester, students will be reviewing spelling patterns, building vocabulary, acquiring and effectively using learning strategies, and strengthening composition skills in Spanish. Cultural projects and readings reinforce learners’ understanding of the multiple issues related to Hispanic cultures in the United States and in other Spanish-speaking societies.

Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 15 students (15 max) as of 1:07PM Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Status Full
Subject Spanish
Number UN1108
Section 002
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Fee $15 Language Resource
Section key 20241SPAN1108W002