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Welcome to the Heritage Spanish community website!
This is a space for Spanish instructors who want to collaborate, share, and communicate with others about heritage language teaching and learning. If you have found yourself searching for, adapting or creating materials for your heritage classes because of a lack of readily available commercial resources, this site is for you!

  • To start a conversation with other instructors of Spanish as a heritage language about topics or questions relevant to the community, you can post a message in the Heritage Spanish Café chat.
  • To share SHL resources (syllabi, activities, lessons, event information, etc.) that you have created or found, contact us at info@coerll.utexas.edu so we can post them on the website.
  • To browse SHL resources from other teachers, go to the Resource tab and choose what kind of resource you are looking for.
  • To stay up-to-date on new resources and professional development events, sign up here for Heritage Spanish project updates.

Dr. Jose Esteban Hernández (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and Yanina Hernández (Texas State Technical College) are working with a team of graduate students on a collection of video-based activities, which is the first big contribution to instructor-created materials on this website. See what they have done so far on the Activities page.

A note about licensing
Here at the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, we encourage you to use Creative Commons licenses so that users of your work give you proper credit and understand what rights they have to reuse or modify your content. Watch this video to learn about Creative Commons licenses or read up on Open Educational Resources on our website.

The contents of this website were developed under grant #P229A140005 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education.