Spanish Heritage Language Program
Since the fall semester of 2014, CMLL has offered a series of courses specifically designed with the Spanish heritage language learner in mind. Spanish heritage language learners are students who grow up speaking Spanish (or perhaps just listening to it) at home but whose dominant language is English. With this initiative, CMLL joins a growing number of departments across the country that recognizes the different needs of the heritage speaker population as opposed to those of the more traditional second language learners.
The ultimate goal of our program is to provide a supportive and effective learning environment that, not only considers the bilingual/bicultural background of our diverse student body, but also fosters and encourages its development. We hope to meet our students' specific needs by exploring topics related to their own cultural backgrounds and by offering exciting learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
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