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WL3300: Spanish For Spanish Speakers 1

Course Description

Tu entiendes español- pero lo hablas- lo lees y lo escribes también? What is the difference between personal and public identities? What is the difference between social and academic language and how do you know when to use each? Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 is for heritage language students who learned all or most of their Spanish language skills at home. This class will enable you to maintain and develop proficiency in Spanish by reinforcing and acquiring skills in listening- speaking- reading and writing; including the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Throughout the course you will explore themes of identity and learn how to navigate between informal and formal language structures. The course will help you to gain a better understanding of the nature of your own language- as well as the cultures and history of the Spanish speaking world. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish with occasional analysis/comparisons to English.

Essential Standards

  • Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. (1.1)
  • Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. (1.2)
  • Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers. (1.3)
  • Relational Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. (2.1)
  • Relational Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied. (2.2)
  • Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively. (3.1)
  • Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures. (3.2)
  • Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. (4.1)
  • Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. (4.2)
  • School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in the community and the globalized world. (5.1)
  • Lifelong Learner: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement. (5.2)
  • Communication: Communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. (1.WL)
  • Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding (2.WL)
  • Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations. (3.WL)
  • Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. (4.WL)
  • Communities: Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. (5.WL)