We are glad that you came to the Heritage Spanish community website!
Este es un espacio para los instructores de español que quieran colaborar, compartir y comunicarse con otros sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje del español como lengua de herencia. 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! Estas son algunas de las cosas que pueden hacer desde nuestra página:

  • To start a conversation with other instructors of Spanish as a heritage language about topics or questions relevant to the community, you can register on the website and post a message in the Heritage Spanish Café chat. Los comentarios en inglés o en español son bienvenidos. 
  • To share SHL resources (syllabi, activities, lessons, event information, etc.), contact Oscar at coerll@austin.utexas.edu. (If you’re sharing something you’ve created, we can review it. See our Share your materials page to learn more). 
  • 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.

Oscar Joya is the moderator of this online Spanish heritage language community. Originally from Colombia, he’s been in the US teaching Spanish, ESL for adults, and bilingual classes for 15 years. Currently he teaches Heritage Spanish and AP Spanish Language and Culture at Mesquite ISD in the Dallas Metroplex area, and is earning his Master’s of Spanish at Texas A&M Commerce. Feel free to contact him at coerll@austin.utexas.edu with questions or comments.

We hope you will find many useful resources on our website, and that you become a part of our online community. Nos encantaría que se comuniquen con nosotros y que participen en nuestra comunidad de Heritage Spanish.

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