- Watch the video of Kim Potowski’s guest lecture given on April 13, 2017 at the University of Texas at Austin entitled “Language and identity in a dual immersion school”. (Slides available here.)
Research and Pedagogy
- Information about the Seal of Blliteracy, an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
- The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) at the University of California, Los Angeles, develops pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, both by creating a research base and by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education. For example, Teaching Heritage Languages: An Online Workshop.
- The Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC) at CUNY is creating, piloting, and evaluating heritage telecollaboration modules in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese heritage courses. CILC will publish an online collection of materials to provide educators with the necessary theoretical background on using telecollaboration modules in heritage language courses, focusing mainly on the advancement of language proficiency as well as on exploring issues of language and identity. In 2018, CILC will offer workshops on how to create, implement, and asses telecollaboration modules intended for heritage language courses.
- The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) has some training units to practice analyzing Spanish learner language, including heritage learner language. This site could be useful for instructors who want to learn more about heritage learner language and compare it to the language of 2 learners.
- The Spanish Corpus Proficiency Level Training (SPT) website contains videos of Spanish learners, including many heritage language learners, and training modules to learn to understand different features of the learners’ language and rate them according to their proficiency.
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