PRLS 4430, Fall 2022

Spanish for Prospective Teachers and
Other Bilingual Professionals
PRLS 4430-M5 Code-5152
Mondays 5:05 pm – 7:35 pm
Course Location: Boylan 4223
Course Format: Hybrid

Prof. Carla España (she/her)
Office: 1204B Boylan Hall
Office hours: By appointment

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Course Description:

Development and expansion of listening, reading, speaking and writing; comprehension, idiomatic expressions, and analysis. Varieties of the regional Spanish language, in such features as syntax, usage, structure, and pronunciation. Performance and diagnostic portfolio-based assessment. Includes preparation for New York State bilingual (Spanish-English) certification. This course is oriented towards language heritage and Latina/o/x/e/students who are preparing to work as professionals in Latine/x communities as teachers, lawyers, social workers, and other service professions. Some background and intermediate knowledge of the Spanish language is required. The course is strongly recommended for students in the Bilingual Teacher Education Program in the K-6 (Childhood) sequence.

The course is conducted in Spanish.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of race, ethnicity, class, gender, (im)migration, diaspora, national origin, intra- and inter-group dynamics, religion, language, and/or sexuality regarding Latinxs, Caribbeans, and/or Latin Americans, inclusive of Afro-Latinx and indigenous populations.
  2. Students will demonstrate understanding and fluency in Spanish through reading, writing, and speaking.

Required Readings:

All required and recommended readings are available via our CUNY Academic Commons WordPress Site and do not need to be purchased.