HERITAGE AND NATIVE SPEAKERS
If you speak Spanish at home or have lived abroad and learned to speak Spanish without having formal instruction in the language, Spanish035, 036, and 037 are probably the classes for you.
Often heritage speakers enroll in the most basic levels of Spanish (Spanish 001 and 002) because they haven’t had formal training in Spanish. However, given that they know how to speak Spanish, the needs are very different from someone who is starting to learn a language for the first time. Spanish for native speakers is not about just grammar rules, or vocabulary. The native or heritage speaker needs to bring out what they already know and evaluate it, enhance it and standardize it thru a different pedagogical process.
The native speaker’s program is designed to help you to apply your Spanish skills in reading and writing – to put you on the road to becoming bilingual. If it is your intention to transfer to a university or become a professional translator or interpreter, these courses will help you develop your reading and writing skills, giving you a competitive edge in the field.
|NATIVE SPEAKER’S PROGRAM
|SPAN 035 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I
|SPAN 036 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS II
|SPAN 037 COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
Spanish Placement Exam and Pre-Requisite/Co-Requisite Challenge
If you are a native speaker or heritage speaker in Spanish 001 you will be bored and disengaged. This can lead you to feel extremely frustrated. Take the placement exam and find out which Spanish class is right for you.
If you took the pre-requisite level in a different institution, or acquired linguistic skills in another context (travelling, living with native speakers, etc.) or you think you do not need the pre-requisite, please jump to “complete the form Petition for Pre-Requisite/Co-Requisite Challenge” at the bottom of this page.
Be wise with your decision. You may assume you are ready for a higher class and you may not be ready. This will not only be a disadvantage for you but also a disruption for the non-natives taking the class. We highly recommend you to take placement exam.
For more information please contact:
Mario A. Escobar | Assistant Professor
Department Vice Chair