Hispanic Heritage in Oviedo

Hispanic Heritage in Oviedo

This program takes place during the month of July and is specially designed for Heritage speakers who are at the advanced level.  You will explore the linguistic, social, cultural and geographic diversity of the Spanish language and enhance your awareness of the connections between culture, identity and learning in the context of the Spanish language. You will be in class with other heritage speakers and will work together with them to develop your Spanish language skills in needed areas.  Besides working on language development and writing, each day during the last hour of class students will chose among several topics in the areas of literature, art & art history and business. Fieldtrips guided visits and other group activities complement in-class learning and are included in the program fee.

Subjects

  • Spanish Language Literature And Studies

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Enroll in one or both of the four-week intensive Spanish language sessions offered in July and August. You may earn up to one year of Spanish language credit for enrolling in both sessions. Classes are offered at the beginning through advanced levels, and are taught in Spanish by experienced professors from the University of Oviedo. The focus is primarily on Spanish language development with attention to writing, listening and speaking. In addition, intermediate and advanced students can choose from several elective special topics during the last hour of class that focus on aspects of Spanish society, culture and civilization.

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