MENLO SCHOOL • SINCE 1915

Heritage Spanish 3

Biography

Heritage Spanish 3 is a course specifically designed for heritage speakers. A Spanish heritage speaker is someone who grew up speaking Spanish at home with family that has cultural and ancestral ties to a Spanish-speaking country, but lives in an English-dominant community. This makes them stronger in spoken language, but have a need to better develop their reading, writing, and formal grammar skills. This immersive class focuses on enhancing students’ abilities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, while also fostering a sense of identity and cultural competency. The course emphasizes the exploration of the rich cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world, encouraging students to delve into their own heritage and the broader Hispanic cultures. The use of literature, music, videos, and cultural immersion activities, will ensure a comprehensive and enriching learning experience designed to empower heritage learners with a stronger connection to their language and cultural roots.