Spanish for Heritage Speakers IA

This course is designed for students who are orally proficient in Spanish, but have limited to no reading and writing ability. Emphasis is placed on familiarizing students with the structural and written aspects of the language to improve their reading and writing skills. Students will begin to develop written compositions and become familiar with various literary genres. Students will also increase their awareness and appreciation of differences and similarities among the Hispanic culture. Upon successful completion of this course, students may progress to Spanish for Heritage Speakers II. Spanish is used exclusively in the classroom.


Oral proficiency in spoken Spanish and limited proficiency in reading and writing Spanish. Proficiency to be determined by a placement test.



High School Credits

high school credit

School Level

Middle School


6, 7


full year