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Published on March 29, 2021

New Course: Spanish for Spanish-Speakers

SPA 315

For the first time in more than a decade, the World Languages and Cultures Department will offer SPA 315 – Spanish for Spanish-Speaking Students – for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Changing demands in the employment market, coupled with trends in our campus and national population have demonstrated the need for the reintroduction of this course.  Increasingly, a diverse array of careers call for proficient Spanish speakers, writers and readers.  Conversational Spanish or colloquial speech and writing is not enough. 

SPA 315 is designed for heritage Spanish speakers, students that learned the language at home or in a Spanish-speaking country or community.  Going beyond what traditional Spanish-as-a-second-language classes teach, this course focuses on the linguistic needs of students already familiar with the language.  It is a dynamic course, tailored to the unique proficiency levels and interests of the students enrolled.  The aim of the course is to strengthen students’ command of Spanish grammar and composition, as well as to enrich students’ knowledge and appreciation of Hispanic literature and culture. 

The Fall 2021 course will be taught by Magdalena Parera, an adjunct Spanish professor in the World Languages and Cultures Department, who hails from the Catalan region of Spain.  Professor Parera currently teaches Intermediate and Advanced Spanish at Eastern and has taught Spanish at K-12 schools in the past. 

For more information about this course, contact Dr. Chan