Checking date: 31/08/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Hispanic Studies (Plan: 285 - Estudio: 84)

Coordinating teacher: PEREZ CASTRO, SONIA

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


This course is aimed at what the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language has called Hispano-Americans, that is to say, people with origins or ancestry residing in the United States of America and hispanic speech. The main objectives of the course are: to strengthen, deepen and correct the oral and written expression in Spanish in its four language skills, through materials based on current topics that reflect socio-cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. The course aims to: - To provide the necessary tools to make the most of the language immersion situation and cultural background in which the students find themselves. - To raise awareness and familiarize students with the different linguistic varieties of Spanish. - To practice and prepare students to fend themselves in all registers: professional background, academic and daily use (informal).
Description of contents: programme
Treatment of specific grammatical and pragmatic aspects that pose difficulties for students who identify with this profile (accentuation, spelling, punctuation, morphological aspects, verbal system). Lexical aspects: property in the use of vocabulary, lexical poverty, vocabulary present in situations of use specific: professional, academic, colloquial. Oral and written discourse: orational and discursive connectors of the formal register, lexical coherence and grammar, analysis of the characteristics of different types of written text.
Assessment System

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.