This course is specifically oriented towards heritage speakers of the language - this is, those for whom Spanish is the predominant spoken language in the home. Students who enter this class will not necessarily have had a formal education in the language, but they must be native speakers of it. The course will introduce, reiterate and fortify the student's grammatical and compositional skills while refining his/her oral expression. The class will be conducted exclusively in Spanish, and in addition to the requisite participation, there will be a considerable number of writing, literary analysis and reinforcement assignments throughout the semester the students will also research the various dialects of Latin American, Peninsular as well as U.S. Spanish. (Meets GEC Cultural Diversity Requirement.)