Spanish for native speakers

Cerro Coso Community College is offering a Spanish course designed for native speakers who already speak, read and write the language, but wish to develop their fluency further through vocabulary building, spelling, and accentuation rules, cognates, grammatical structures and composition.

Spanish C180 will be instructed online with Lucila Gonzalez-Cirre beginning Saturday, Oct. 10.

“There are many reasons for heritage speakers to study Spanish,” said Gonzalez-Cirre

“You may need the coursework as part of a degree program you’re enrolled in, or you might want to learn how to write the language without slang or ‘sloppy’ grammar; or to gain an appreciation and pride of the diverse cultures of Spanish. The class is offered through specialized instruction and materials that build on the student’s existing language skills and cultural knowledge.”

According to a Cerro Coso spokesperson, research shows that students who take Spanish for native speakers are better equipped and feel more confident in developing English writing skills.

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Story First Published: 2020-10-02