Spanish for Bilingual Students OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Spanish Class for Bilingual Students

Published Feb 05, 2009

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Students taking part in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) 'Spanish for Bilingual Students' OpenCourseWare project will learn the Spanish language at an intermediate level. The course is designed for heritage learners and students interested in specific areas, such as identity, ethnicity and education. A basic understanding of Spanish is required to succeed in this course, which is for students seeking a degree in Spanish or fulfilling prerequisites for another program.

Spanish for Bilingual Students: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No Yes Yes

Lecture Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Spanish for Bilingual Students: Course Description

'Spanish for Bilingual Students' is taught by Professor Douglas Morgenstern and is designed primarily for heritage learners, people with a cultural tie to the Spanish language and proficiency in speaking, reading and writing. The class also accommodates students that have specific content areas, such as education, U.S. Latino immigration, ethnicity and representation in the media. There are two options for team projects.

The first option is to build a website that focuses on Spanish music, art, history and literature. The other option is to record interviews with MIT students from Spanish-speaking countries or with Latino immigrants from the Boston area.

Information about the student projects is available for download online for free. If you are interested in taking this course, please visit the Spanish for Bilingual Students homepage.

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