Heritage Spanish Café

Heritage Spanish Café

  • Hey everyone! The next TeCHS event is the SHL Hangout on November 10th. Heritage Spanish educator Adrienne Brandenburg will give a 30-minute presentation on using workshopping methods in writing lessons, and facilitate a discussion afterward. Please register and join us for this free…[Read more]

  • Question regarding heritage course. I’m looking for some input on whether it’s recommended or not for a non heritage student to take a Spanish heritage course, or would this type of course should only allow Spanish heritage students. I hope this makes sense.

  • I came back to the site today and noticed that most of the links (at least all of the ones in the ‘ Instructor Resurces’ drop-down menu) are broken. Will someone fix them, please?

  • Reminder! Poster proposal deadline for the summer workshop is Monday May 17th. Anyone whose poster is accepted will receive free workshop registration.


    An opportunity to share your research or teaching practices!

  • We are accepting proposals for poster presentations at the virtual summer SHL workshop. It’s an opportunity to share your research or pedagogical practice with colleagues. The call is open to K-12 teachers, grad students, and faculty.

    Learn more and apply here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_73PsoRYpP8aOD0q.

  • Hello everyone,
    Thank you for accepting me in this group. I’m so happy to have found this resource. What’s new on my end is that the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Missouri State University is planning to offer heritage Spanish classes for the first time. We’re on the beginning of the process and working on two syllabus…[Read more]

  • EVENTO: Hispanic Heritage Month-Botanica by Dolores Prida (Third Part)

    Adaptation of the play by SHSU students and Faculty, broadcasted on the radio show De aquí para allá y de allá para acá from Radio Universidad de Guadalajara – Campus Ocotlán, produced by Margarita Chávez and Diego Barba.

    To listen to the live show, tune in at http:…[Read more]

  • Hola desde Queens, NYC. A pesar de los muchos años de experiencia, buscar materiales para mis clases de hispanohablantes continúa siendo una pasión (u obsesión :). Me alegra unirme a este grupo.

  • Hello,

    I am a new Heritage Teacher and I am realizing how much writing and writing feedback I’m going to need to give this year. How do you handle that in your own classroom?

    Also, I am hoping to teach Heritage Spanish with a Social Justice lens, does anyone else do something like that? Do you have any scope and sequences that you’d be willing to share.

  • TeCHS wants to recognize the hard work of our heritage students. Please, nominate your students, so they can be recognized on this website in our student of the month spotlight!

    Deadline: September 10th (TODAY!) and the 10th of each month.

    For your student to be considered, please email us at techs.edu.team@gmail.com with the following
    i)…[Read more]

  • Hola a todos,

    You can still apply to present a poster about your pedagogy or research at the TeCHS/COERLL online summer Spanish heritage language workshop! Deadline is May 17th. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2q8wsqY. We welcome applications from teachers, faculty, or grad students.

    Requirements for an online poster presentation are explained on the…[Read more]

  • Here’s a bit of what seven heritage teachers were up to at the end of April, summed up on 2 images (per teacher). Check it out during your next break!

    One Day In Online Heritage Language Teaching – April 2020

  • Call for Papers for a volume on Pedagogies in Mixed Language Classrooms

    Invitation to contribute a chapter to an edited volume regarding successful pedagogies in mixed language classrooms, i.e. best practices in language classrooms that contain heritage speakers and advanced L2 speakers.

    As administrative policies push for bigger class…[Read more]

  • Hola a todos-

    Submissions for “One Day In Online Heritage Language Teaching” due by tonight! One slide sum up of what you did in class on Apr 23rd. Complete instructions and explanation here 👉 https://senordineroman.com/2020/04/15/one-day-in-online-heritage-teaching-on-april-23-2020-call-for-submissions/

  • Hola a todos. We need help gathering ideas for doing our heritage courses online. How about we share one slide of what we’re doing on April 23rd? Find details here at this link. Please participate! –>

    One Day In ONLINE heritage teaching on April 23, 2020 – Call for submissions

  • Hola a todos,
    COERLL is hosting a webinar this Thursday 3/12 featuring Kia London and Jenniffer Whyte, two high school teachers talking about how they share Afro-Latino culture with their students. There will be lots of time to share ideas and ask questions. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/2ECCa87.
    Have a good week.

  • Dear colleagues,
    I am currently looking forward to improve the type of rubrics that I use in my class and I would like to hear what you all think about this topic. How are you assessing your HS? What rubrics/materials do you currently use? Personally, I have modified the IPA rubrics provided by ACTFL but I am not quite sure I like the result.…[Read more]

  • Hola,
    My name is Yuly Asención-Delaney. I am currently doing a literature search about the linguistic differences and similarities between HL and L2 Spanish learners. I would like to be as exhaustive as possible at finding relevant research studies on this topic. Do you know of any studies on this topic? Sincere thanks in advance for your help. Yuly

    • Hola Yuly. Yo creo que esta página que se encuentra en el sitio de Kim Potowski te puede ayudar mucho. Me parece que ese libro “The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language” pudiera ser de gran ayuda, aunque no lo he leído yo. Pero sí he leído su libro “Heritage Language Teaching Research and Practice” y tocan este tema. htt…[Read more]

    • Hola Chris,
      Muchas gracias por tus recomendaciones. Tengo los dos libros que mencionas de la Prof. Potowski. Voy a revisar su página. He encontrado mucha investigación comparando ambos grupos en aspectos morfosintácticos y me preguntaba si había alguna investigación en otras áreas como escritura, lectura, pragmática, vocabulario o pronun…[Read more]

  • Greetings! Two updates:

    1) the NHLRC at UCLA has published online, self-paced professional development modules for teachers of heritage students: http://startalk.nhlrc.ucla.edu/default_startalk.aspx.

    2) There is still time to apply for funding to help pay for travel to the COERLL/TeCHS summer workshop…[Read more]

  • Hola! We’re looking for K-12 teachers (or K-12 administrators) to lead one or two sessions at the COERLL/TeCHS summer Spanish heritage language workshop. Learn more and submit a proposal here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8djMTDAcywJyzVX.

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