Speaking/ Oral Activities

Speaking/Oral Activities

  • Dr. Bernate’s Spanish Heritage course oral history project. A semester-long project where students collaborated between the university and their local high school to produced a collection of oral histories. The students engaged in archival and interview training to engage with the elders in the community to highlight the importance of Spanish.  The project concluded with a gala night where students presented their final product to the community. Here is a video where she explains in more detail her project. Below you will find a list of the resources she developed to carry out this project.
  • OER Spanish for Heritage Speakers [CC], is a course site developed at Lehman College, CUNY, that contains curated OER materials relevant for the class curriculum and to support the instructor in her use of varied OER activities. For more information you can contact Evelyn Durán Urrea.
  • Teacher-authored materials from the COERLL Collaborators program –These lessons are a product of a school year’s worth of work. Teachers attended COERLL’s summer 2017 Spanish heritage language workshop, submitted lesson proposals, wrote their lessons, and edited and finalized their work based on feedback from the heritage Spanish project team.
  • Video-based discussion activities for beginning Spanish Heritage Language courses , developed by COERLL Heritage Spanish Project Directors Yanina Hernández and Dr. Jose E. Hernández (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and a group of graduate students from the UTRGV M.A. Spanish program. These activities target learning comprehension in the beginning heritage Spanish courses by using speech data of interviews collected among Spanish-speakers from across the state of Texas. Heritage learners will relate to the linguistic forms and registers used by these speakers and to the topics and cultural practices discussed. We hope that these activities will have a positive impact on their motivation to learn the language, while strengthening their connections to their community.
  • Spanish for Heritage Language Learners  This is a collection of instructional materials  developed by Gabriela Zapata (Texas A&M) for the teaching of Spanish as a heritage language at the intermediate level, grounded in the tenets of the multiliteracies framework Learning by Design. The lessons are based on authentic materials produced by Latino writers and artists, and are organized in four instructional modules with a focus on topics relevant to heritage language learners: immigration, labor, family, and bicultural/bilingual identity.
  • A selection of activities created by the participants of COERLL’s 2016 Heritage Spanish Workshop
  • Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio is a statewide initiative to collect, catalog, and preserve oral narratives of Latinos/as in Ohio in collaboration with the Ohio Hispanic Heritage Project and the Center for Folklore Studies, directed by Elena Foulis. You can also download her free book Latin@ Stories Across Ohio from iTunes. In addition, Ohio Habla is a podcast born out of the oral history project about Latin@s in Ohio, Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio (ONLO). It seeks to amplify the Latin@ experience with interviews in Spanish, English, and Spanglish

If you’d like to share a resource with the Heritage Spanish community, please contact Luis at techs.edu.team@gmail.com.

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