Heritage Spanish Café

Heritage Spanish Café

  • @group Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octure se celebra el National Hispanic Heritage Month. Por favor compartan sus ideas de cómo podemos celebrar este mes con nuestros estudiantes.
    Además, el 1 de octubre se celebra el National Spanglish Day. Una excelente manera de celebrarlo es animando a sus estudiantes a participar en el Spanglish Day C…[Read more]

  • @group Please read this message from Liz Evers, and help out if you can!
    “I teach Spanish to pk – 5th gr. I need a way to measure growth in my 3rd – 5th graders. Maybe something I could administer now, as a baseline, and then at the MOY and EOY. Any ideas? Please help!”

    • Hi,
      You need to choose a skill, if you want to measure speaking/ communication ) you can collect data base on a small conversation they have and collect it in the language lab. ( or make them recorded on their phones and then send it to you) . For this activity you gave them a situation or a presentational speaking where you gave them a picture (…[Read more]

    • Thank you, Maria.

  • Saludos a todos mis colegas tejanos. Thinking of you as I watch Harvey’s projected path. Please stay safe.

    • Gracias por tu mensaje, Aurora. En Austin por suerte no tuvimos problema, pero la situación en Houston y en otras partes del estado sí está terrible. Ahora nos toca ayudar de cualquier manera. Saludos.

  • I teach Spanish to pk – 5th gr. I need a way to measure growth in my 3rd – 5th graders. Maybe something I could administer now, as a baseline, and then at the MOY and EOY. Any ideas? Please help!

  • @group The Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, organized by the National Heritage Language Resource Center, is happening at UCLA in February, call for papers deadline is September 30th. More info here: http://international.ucla.edu/nhlrc/events/conference/3rd/call.

  • An opportunity for collaboration for people teaching hispanic literature: https://forum.rebus.community/topic/135/project-summary-antología-abierta-de-literatura-hispánica.

  • @group If you have experience with high school proficiency based units for heritage learners, please read this message and reach out if you can help:
    My name is Doris Poole and I was wondering if someone in the COERLL group has developed high school proficiency based curriculum units for Spanish for Heritage speakers I and II . I have been…[Read more]

    • Wish I could help, but my high school students are erly college students, so we use the college curriculum and the textbook Nuevos Mundos. Our units are theme-based and include activities developing academic literacy, academic writing, speaking, and culture appreciation.

    • Hi Doris. I think I’ve seen you on ACTFL’s SIG for SHL.

      I have recently done OPI training, and I received a lot of useful input there for taking a proficiency-based approach towards heritage classes. Even though I just took the workshop 3 weeks ago, there are already some things that I’ve taken from it. I’m currently preparing a blog post…[Read more]

  • I found the Valley View placement test right her on this site (COERLL) under Spanish as a heritage language.

  • Has any one used the Valley View Schools placement test? I am teaching Spanish to Hispanic early-college high school kids this fall.

    • No. I am also looking for a free online placement test for Spanish for Heritage Speakers in high school.

    • First comment in this forum. Have heard about it for awhile, finally joined!

      I am in charge of World Lang placement at my high school. After trying many different multiple choice exam formats over the years, we have found that the best placement procedure for our heritage students is 1) 4 short writing prompts, 2) a short 2-3 min interview in…[Read more]

  • Thanks to the entire COERLL team for an engaging and very informative workshop. Great presenters, excellent comments from the participants–A+++. The bar is set high for next year, but I’m sure COERLL and the workshop activities will meet it. Really looking forward to the 2018 Workshop.

    • I second that! Delia, thank you for the link and all the information. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.

    • Delia, I am so sad I souldn’t attend the workshop this summer. I was looking forward to seeing you again after the symposium in Feb. I fll in May and fractured my kneecap. Just now learning to walk with a cane. I will definitly be there in 2018!

  • Comparto un canal de YouTube muy divertido sobre vocabulario espanol en diferentes paises…gracias Alex! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC33c3FPKv0

  • @group Here is the website Carl mentioned at the workshop, that helps you practice evaluating students’ proficiency levels: http://oralproficiency.coerll.utexas.edu/.

    • I would love to see materials for evaluating: 1) immersion Spanish learners in elementary and middle school grades; 2) native-Spanish speakers in elementary grades and middle school grades.
      If anyone has materials to share, I would be interested.

  • From Maria Carreira:

    Buenos días a todos!
    During the workshop, we will be working with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (all four modalities) and the STARTALK principles. If you have a moment, I recommend taking a look at them ahead of time.

    Links to both of these resources are as follows:
    ACTFL…[Read more]

  • Hola, this is the link to the handout we will be using for our presentation at the Summer Workshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wE70Z95hryjTS8qV2tAdsmKEzh1l6dQZ2Gg8qpXTn_k/edit?usp=sharing. Nos vemos en Austin el jueves 27 y viernes 28

  • @group Buenos días. In case you’re not subscribed to our newsletter, I wanted to share some announcements here. First of all, a reminder that there is still time to register for our workshop that will be held at UT Austin on July 27-28 ( https://heritagespanish.coerll.utexas.edu/heritage-spanish-workshop-3-0/).
    Also, we would like to continue…[Read more]

  • @group COERLL is offering financial assistance for travel to come to our summer workshop. Please see the event page for more details: https://heritagespanish.coerll.utexas.edu/heritage-spanish-workshop-3-0/.

  • ¡Hola! Si es profesor/a de cursos universitarios y tiene 15 minutos, le invito a colaborar en mi trabajo final de máster en Formación de profesores de español como lengua extranjera, en el cual se pretende investigar sobre la lectura crítica en los cursos universitarios de español como lengua de herencia (ELH) desde la perspectiva de los profe…[Read more]

  • @group Buenas noticias – if you were interested in attending Kim Potowski’s guest lecture at UT Austin last week called “Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School” but were not able to be there, you can now watch her excellent presentation online. To find it please visit the Research and Pedagogy section of our website:…[Read more]

  • @group Hola a todos. We periodically send emails out with updates about what’s going on with our heritage Spanish website and community. Are you on our mailing list? If not, please feel free to email us at info@coerll.utexas.edu and we will add you to the list. On our last email update, we mentioned that we are working on building a database of h…[Read more]

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