Advanced Spanish at the regional university where these courses were taught attracts both advanced and intermediate second language acquisition learners, as well as both Latino and Latin American heritage speakers who speak Spanish fluently, yet who struggle with employing advanced grammatical structures and generally feel intimidated by grammar terminology.
In order to accommodate the different learner levels, I employed a textbook called ¡Anda! Curso intermedio, by LeLoup, Cowell, and Heining-Boynton. The textbook is designed for communicative language teaching and is informed by the World-readiness Standards (the 5 Cs).
Starting in the spring of 2017, I added to the course an experiential, community engagement project for which students received continuous feedback. For more information about the project see the Experiential Learning section of my portfolio.