Summary: Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia (Our Language, Our Heritage) is a Spanish for Heritage Speakers text designed for students who grew up speaking or hearing Spanish at home here in the United States and who, in general, are proficient at listening and speaking but need to improve their reading and writing skills. The ultimate goal of this text is practical in nature: to polish and refine students' Spanish language skills so that they have the confidence to use it in any context-acade ...show moremic, professional, or otherwise. What is unique, positive, and inspiring about Nuestro idioma, nuestra herencia is how it presents heritage speakers their own language and culture. It frames learning in terms of a celebration of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. As such, each chapter highlights a cultural genre--be it music, film, traditions and celebrations--and grounds it in relevant countries of focus. The topics will be familiar, but students will undoubtedly deepen their knowledge on the subject and thus will appreciate that aspect of Hispanic culture more. While the students build upon and hone their Spanish language skills through cultural readings, grammar, spelling, and writing tasks, they will also develop a sense of pride in their linguistic and cultural heritage. Moreover, they will develop a more acute cultural awareness of other Hispanic communities present in the United States. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 11
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