Spanish for Bilingual Students

A Collage of Student Art.

Views and origins. (Photo of Jorge Noble and Jazlyn Carvajal, Taken by Douglas Morgenstern and designed by Adolfo Plasencia; Used with Permission)


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Spring 2003



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Students, who come from diverse backgrounds, engage in structured group activities that offer opportunities to reflect on values and assumptions related to their linguistic and cultural heritage. We view films dealing with Mexican Americans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Colombians. Team projects planned and undertaken entirely by students consist of one of two options. The first is the creation of a class Web site that focuses on literature, history, politics, music and art. An alternative is to videotape interviews with Latino immigrants from the Boston area or with MIT students from Spanish-speaking countries.

Course Description

Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested  in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills.

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Douglas Morgenstern. 21G.714 Spanish for Bilingual Students. Spring 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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