Associate Professor, Humanities Department, Parkland College
Entrepreneurial course taught by Professor Oliveras-Heras
SPA 104, Intermediate Spanish 104 with Honors
Anybody who has accepted the challenge of learning a foreign language has encountered a great sense of disorientation and frustration when facing, for the first time, a real conversational situation with a person of the target language. A variant of Spanish 104 will enable students to overcome this challenging situation. A team of students in SPA 104 will maximize their interaction with persons of the target language, while still being part of an academic environment, by going out of the classroom and into the community. The students will recognize social entrepreneurial opportunities within their community by using their combined knowledge of Spanish and computer skills to teach basic computer skills to adults in a major Latino population area within the Champaign-Urbana city limits. In doing so, the students will maximize their use of listening and oral skills in the second language while building awareness of the cultural and social aspects of the Spanish speaking individuals within their community. This process will aid in building a bridge between these two sectors of the Champaign-Urbana population, enabling them to contemplate realities and possibilities that until their interaction had been unfamiliar and out of reach.
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