Texas A&M University
At the intermediate and advanced level, the Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University offers courses that are designed specifically for students who acquired Spanish in their family or community. The first of these, SPAN 203, Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners, aims to develop basic literacy (reading, writing, spelling) and to provide opportunities for oral communication in an academic context. The second course, SPAN 304, Advanced Grammar for Heritage Speakers, is meant to develop awareness of the structures of Spanish, including the language needed to talk about language itself. It also provides opportunities for reading and writing at the advanced level.