SPA 139 Spanish for Heritage Speakers


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
SSC 100 and student must be a fluent native/heritage speaker of Spanish with some reading and writing proficiency.
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
4.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

In this course for native/heritage Spanish speakers, students develop, maintain, and enhance their Spanish language proficiencies in the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and cultural competencies. Students use Spanish for a variety of personal, academic, and community interactions with diverse audiences.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

Some activities may be completed in an off-campus setting.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Acquire and use culturally appropriate vocabulary and idiom for spoken and written communication with diverse audiences. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  2. Write various types of texts such as e-mail, memos, letters, and/or reports about familiar and unfamiliar topics to peers, family, school, and community constituencies. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  3. Identify main ideas and important details from authentic Spanish language print and non- print material including articles, videos, and correspondence. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  4. Initiate and sustain extended conversation and presentations in Spanish with diverse audiences. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  5. Use and demonstrate Spanish language skills within and beyond the classroom for personal and community activities. (CCC 1 2, 3)
  6. Demonstrate awareness of Latino cultural, historical, and literary perspectives. (CCC 1, 2, 3)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Acquire and use culturally appropriate vocabulary and idiom for spoken and written communication with diverse audiences.
    1. Distinguish among cultural and regional varieties of word meanings in communicative situations.
    2. Define contextually effective formal, informal, and colloquial vocabulary.
    3. Spell, pronounce, and use target vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
  2. Write various types of texts such as e-mail, memos, letters, and/or reports about familiar and unfamiliar topics to peers, family, school, and community constituencies.
    1. Record and/or summarize in Spanish key information from a listening, reading, or discussion activity.
    2. Incorporate the grammatical, syntactical, and usage conventions of the Spanish language.
    3. Use Spanish to compose effective written responses to verbal or written prompts.
  3. Identify main ideas and important details from authentic Spanish language print and non- print material including articles, videos, and correspondence.
    1. Recognize the writer’s point of view and purpose.
    2. Summarize written, oral, and visual presentations.
    3. Evaluate written, oral, and visual presentations as a reader, listener, and speaker.
  4. Initiate and sustain extended conversation and presentations in Spanish with diverse audiences.
    1. Participate in a variety of interactive activities which highlight social context, cultural dynamics, and non-verbal communication.
    2. Deliver a short presentation on a personal socio-cultural topic.
    3. Use contextually effective formal, informal, and colloquial vocabulary.
  5. Use and demonstrate Spanish language skills within and beyond the classroom for personal and community activities.
    1. Describe the social, health, and educational services available to people who speak Spanish in the community.
    2. Participate in a service-learning activity with one of the above services.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of Latino cultural, historical, and literary perspectives.
    1. Describe how a Spanish language literary or film document reflects cultural contexts and practices.
    2. Explain historical influences on Latin American art and culture.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.