Heritage Spanish program profiles
The Spanish Heritage Track has been created to help bilingual students expand their Spanish skills and knowledge of their cultural heritage in a rich, confidence-building environment.
Our mission is to promote Spanish language development and maintenance in the Southwestern United States. We believe that every heritage student has rich linguistic resources and a... Read more
Dual language immersion/two-way is a biliteracy program model that integrates students proficient in English and students identified as limited English proficient. This model provides instruction in both English and Spanish, or another language. Instruction is provided to both native English speakers and native speakers of another language in an instructional setting where language learning is integrated... Read more
The Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College offers a special Spanish-language sequence for heritage speakers of Spanish to enable them to preserve and enhance their knowledge of Spanish while simultaneously fostering a sense of cultural and ethnic pride.
Courses are designed for students who have been reared in a Spanish-speaking environment and speak... Read more
The Spanish Heritage Language Program at Texas Tech University is fairly new. It was first launched in the fall of 2014 with one single class and serving a total of 16 students. Since then, the program has continued to grow. We now offer 6 different classes at 3 different levels and serve over 100 students... Read more
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Miami identifies as heritage learners of Spanish those students who begin their university studies of the language with little or no prior instruction in Spanish but who, because of family background or social experience, can already understand much casual spoken Spanish and have a passive knowledge... Read more
The Sabine Ulibarrí Spanish as a Heritage Language program is one of the longest-running SHL programs in the country with preliminary implementations that date back to the 1960s. Notable sociolinguist Garland Bills was... Read more
The Spanish Heritage Language Program (SHL) is an initiative of the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon to meet the educational goals of students for whom Spanish is a birthright language.
The SHL Program is designed specifically for Spanish heritage language learners, students who have a personal, familial, or community connection to... Read more
The Spanish Heritage Learner program at UT-Austin is comprised of two lower division six-hour courses (rather than the three six-hour courses for SLA) and one upper division three-hour course. One of the primary goals of the SHL program is the development of a critical thinking approach towards the analysis of language in society by... Read more
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