SPA 205: Spanish for Heritage Speakers

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SPA 205 – Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Fall 2013, MW 5:30-6:55, 3 credits (Class ID 51136)

• Do you speak Spanish at home? ⇐⇒ ¿Hablas español en casa?
• Are you Spanish-English bilingual? ⇐⇒ ¿Eres bilingüe?
• Do you want to improve your Spanish? ⇐⇒ ¿Quieres mejorar tu español?
• Do you want to train for your career? ⇐⇒ ¿Te quieres preparar para tu carrera?

Course Description:

“Spanish for Heritage Speakers” is a course designed for students who already have some background in the language. The main objectives for the course are to (re-)familiarize yourself with the written form of the language and to expand on your existing knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. The course also focuses on reading comprehension, spelling, and key grammatical structures that will help students to strategically construct well-written texts tailored to their needs.

Students will explore the past and present of Spanish-speaking countries in order to further enrich their knowledge of this heritage. Students should have completed through Spanish 202 or have the equivalent ability in Spanish. This course is also an ideal option for students who have completed an AP or IB course in Spanish in high school. Non-heritage speakers with the appropriate level are also welcome.

For more information: contact Professor Arana at or call (703)933-3986

NEW Humanities Course for Fall 2013: The Hispanic Short Story

A new Humanities course is being offered at the Alexandria Campus for Fall 2013. HUM 295: The Hispanic Short Story will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Authors include Emilia Pardo Bazán, Jorge Luis Borges, Sandra Cisneros and others from Latin America, Spain and the U.S. All readings will be available (for free!) in English and Spanish, depending on the student’s preference. Please contact Professor Martha Davis ( for more information.