Registration for the Heritage Spanish 2017 workshop has been closed. Expert presenters will share the innovative activities they have created for their heritage Spanish students and guide workshop participants through an adaptation process that will demonstrate how teachers can customize such activities to fit their own specific classroom environments and their particular learners’ needs.
La Cosecha is the largest dual language conference in the country with over 2400 in attendance in 2016. The conference brings together educators, students, parents, researchers and supporters of dual language education. Organized by teachers, for teachers, La Cosecha 2017 will once again provide the opportunity to highlight classroom best practices, share research findings, and honor and... Read more
This panel will explore the intersection of applied linguistics, heritage Spanish language pedagogy, and language maintenance and revitalization efforts through the lens of resistance. Spanish in the United States is subject to the same pressures of three-generation-shift and loss (cf. Joshua Fishman 1972,1980) as other immigrant languages historically have been. Assimilation among Hispanophone families in... Read more
Our conference will focus on heritage/community language studies as a multidisciplinary field impacting a variety of educational contexts. We seek submissions from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, applied linguistics, assessment, bilingualism, demographics, education, linguistics, policy, psychology, and sociology.
You are invited to submit a proposal for a poster, a paper, or a... Read more
Nationally and internationally, the AAAL conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating conference including in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, topical and thought-provoking plenary presentations, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking.
One of the conference strands is Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, and Language Minority Education (BIH). This strand highlights a range of research that... Read more
Our subtopic for this symposium is Transnational Communities in the Midwest. The movement of people, media, language and literacies that gradually flows back and forth between two or more nations in a sustainable manner is called transnationalism. Among these, language and literacy are the most important elements to maintain proficient bilinguals, and this is particularly... Read more
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