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ERIC Number: ED205028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
The Spanish for Native Speakers Program at State University New York at Albany.
Feliciano, Wilma
The program grew out of the desire of monolingual students, native bilingual students, and instructors for a class to meet the specific needs of Spanish-speaking students of Spanish. The objectives are: (1) to improve the self image of the students, (2) to increase access to the Spanish-speaking community of the world, (3) to use native bilingual skills as a springboard for expansion into written communication, (4) to increase career marketability, and (5) to learn about Hispanic culture. The program is divided into two semesters. Orthography and grammar are stressed in the first with attention given to dictations, oral drills, practice dittos, short readings, free composition, and pan-Hispanic traditional music. Throughout, language is examined as a function of culture and experience. The second semester stresses reading and writing and continues the concern for cultural knowledge and oral development. Written work is evaluated for orthographic and grammatical accuracy as well as for clarity, coherence, correctness, and creativity. Frustrations noted include the small number of students enrolled in the course, their occasionally poor study skills, and their occasional lack of self-discipline. (JK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A