Articles about teaching Spanish as a heritage language
- “Creating and implementing open educational resources for the Spanish as a Heritage Language classroom” by Evelyn Durán Urrea & Jocelly G. Meiners is an article in the book “New case studies of openness in and beyond the language classroom” edited by Anna Comas-Quinn, Ana Beaven, and Barbara Sawhill.
- WPHL – Who Are Heritage Language Learners A very useful handout created by Alberta Gatti and Teresa O’Neill for the CILC Project that defines Heritage Language Learners from different points of view. It highlights some instructional implications for Heritage Learners as well. Important for the development of Heritage Learner Curriculums and Spanish teachers getting introduced into the Heritage Learner world.
- Strengthening Oral Proficiency with RICH is an article by Ligia Martínez where she describes a strategy that helps heritage learners engage in higher level conversations.
- The Danger of Defining Language for Heritage Language Learners is a relevant article written by Stephanie Knight, CASLS Language Technology Specialist.
- Life as a bilingual is a great blog written by François Grosjean and Aneta Pavlenko for Psychology Today. Some examples of interesting articles are: “What Is Translanguaging? An Interview with Ofelia García”, “What is Different about the Bilingual Brain? An interview with Ping Li” and “Language Learning in a Multilingual Country”.
- The Advanced Speaker: An Overview of the Issues in Heritage Language Teaching – a position paper by María Carreira.
- ‘OK, Dad. Why did you kill Spanish in our family?’ – an interesting podcast from Public Radio International.
- ¿Podrá sobrevivir el bilingüismo hispano en los Estados Unidos? – a news article from univision.com.
- Is America losing español? – a news article from usatoday.com.
- I succumbed to Spanglish – a news article from sandiegoreader.com
- Spanglish: Cuando empiezo en un idioma and I finish in another is a great article from Nancy Fret’s blog “Ni de aquí ni de allá: Las experiencias de una maestra de heritage Spanish”.
- The most important thing to improve your heritage students’ proficiency is a blog post with an interesting perspective written by high school teacher Christopher Cashman.
- ‘¿Qué Es Una Lengua Pura?’: College Class Challenges Negative Perceptions of Spanglish is an article from Texas Public Radio about a Spanish for heritage speakers class at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.
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