Heritage Spanish Café

Heritage Spanish Café

  • 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.

  • Hi all.

    What were heritage teachers doing across the country on Nov 13th? Well here we have it. See the post here.

    One Day In Heritage Language Teaching – November 13, 2019

  • Hola a todos-
    Many thanks to those who have already sent something to me from Nov 13th for “One Day In Heritage Language Teaching”! You have until tomorrow to send one PowerPoint slide with a description of what you did in your heritage class(es) on Nov 13th to me at ccashman@chiarts.org. Looking forward to seeing your contributions today and…[Read more]

  • Hola a todos –
    Don’t forget to take notes on what you’re doing in your heritage classrooms tomorrow and send me a Powerpoint slide with some description and some words about what you did. Feel free to add how it fits in to the larger picture about what you’re up to in your heritage classroom.

    The details, including due date for submission, are…[Read more]

    • I hope to send something next year. I am writing my proposal/outline to open URGENTLY a Heritage Speaker class. I hope my district understand the need of this class and also that we have 65 students already identified in our regular classes. For now, I am reading everything in this page and blogs to get information/advise in this new endeavor.…[Read more]

    • Hi @francysol
      Check out my post here in which I summed up a lot of material presented by @gzapata and Flavia Belpoliti’s in June 2018 at University of Texas at Austin.

      A lot of that material is available to the right here on this page, where it says “Watch the 2018 workshop…[Read more]

  • COERLL’s annual SHL workshop will be June 25-26 in Austin. We’re offering $ to help teachers pay for travel. The deadline is February 3, 2020. Learn more here: https://heritagespanish.coerll.utexas.edu/shl-workshop-2020/.

    More info soon!

  • Dear Community Member:

    The Texas Coalition for Heritage Spanish is an organization that studies the presence and impact of Spanish Heritage Speakers in the State of Texas. In order to better identify the changes experienced in the last decade, We have shared this survey with you with hopes to better serve the needs of our Hispanic population…[Read more]

  • Hola colleagues! Just passing along some info about the annual Spanglish writing contest for high school and college students: https://www.unm.edu/~nsshl7/spanglish.html. The deadline is December 1st. It’s a great chance to celebrate your students’ bilingualism 🙂

    (This is sponsored by the National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language,…[Read more]

    • Is it November or December 1st? The link says November

    • @formem that’s a good question. They sent me a flyer yesterday saying December 1st so I’m pretty sure that’s correct but I’ll let you know if it’s not.

    • ¡Hola! Soy Carlos Enrique Ibarra, 1/3 of the organizing committee for the 7th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, which we will be hosting Feb 27-29 2020 at the University of New Mexico. I apologize for the confusion about the deadline for submissions to the Spanglish Creative Writing Contest, it is December 1st 2019.…[Read more]

  • Hi there. Anybody remember “One Day In Heritage Language Teaching” from last year? If you do, I’ll be doing it again on Nov 13th this year. If you don’t, check it out here 👉

    Calls for contributions to One Day in HLT, Nov 13th, 2019

  • Reminder: November 1, 2019 is the call for papers deadline for the 7th National Symposium on Spanish as a heritage language. https://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-2263.html. Researchers, instructors, and K-12 educators welcome.

  • Hola a tod@s! This is not specifically for heritage teaching, but COERLL is hosting a webinar this Friday 10/4 about finding authentic L2 texts to use with students. Dr. Gabriela Zapata, whose many materials you’ve seen posted here, is one of the presenters. You can learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/2oeP3AC.

  • Dear All,
    Like last year, I have created a website to highlight aspects of the Hispanic community in Texas to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This time the focus is on activism. There are activities associated with the website (link towards the bottom of the page). They’re in Spanish, but they can be easily adapted/translated to English. Here’s…[Read more]

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