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If you grew up in a home where Spanish is spoken, should you still study Spanish? The answer is ¡claro que sí! This class will allow you to identify and explore the language skills that you already bring with you, strengthen your confidence in your ability to express yourself in Spanish and advance your communicative abilities and intercultural skills to use them in academic and professional settings. Through readings and film screenings, class presentations, discussions and debates, writing workshops and peer editing, this course seeks to strengthen your confidence in the language. You will review basic grammar structures and spelling, expand vocabulary and develop writing skills. This spring 2020 course exposes students to different products, practices, and perspectives from the Hispanic cultures in the US and abroad. In this class, you will: ¿Por qué o para qué tomar una clase de español para estudiantes de herencia? Expand your bilingual skills in a wide range of contexts Learn more about your Spanish heritage Feel confident using the language in professional and formal contexts Explore, understand and discuss issues related to the Hispanic cultures in the US and abroad Meet, work and collaborate with other Spanish speaking students  Develop academic skills and become better prepared to enroll in upper-division courses Fulfill course requirement for the major or minor in Spanish Pre-requisite: This course is specially designed for students who already understand and speak Spanish but they communicate almost exclusively in English and would like to improve their writing, spelling and oral skills to use Spanish in professional and academic settings. If you are not sure if this class is right for you or if you would like to receive more information, contact Dolores Lima at dlima@pitt.edu.
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If you have taken Voice and Movement 1, you are eligible for Voice and Movement 2. We will explore: the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), the Vocal Viewpoints, dialects and accents, & Skinner releasing technique. If you’d like to further enhance your skills, learn how to perform various accents and dialects, or learn tools that will help you embody text and be a better speaker, this class is for you! This course is offered in spring 2020. Pre-requisite: THEA 1100 Voice and Movement 1
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