Adapting and Creating Activities for Heritage Learners of Spanish

CLA 0.102 (College of Liberal Arts Building) at University of Texas at Austin
Claudia Holguín (University of Oregon)
María M. Carreira (UCLA, USC Long Beach)
Yanina Hernández (Texas State Technical College)
José Esteban Hernández (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Carl Blyth (University of Texas at Austin)

This two day summer workshop for K-16 teachers of heritage learners of Spanish will provide  participants plenty of time to design lessons for their own classes. With guidance from presenters, participants will find new ways to meet the particular needs of their heritage learners by applying a variety of strategies for adapting, creating, and sharing original activities based on textbooks, open educational videos, and digital storytelling techniques.

The event is part of COERLL's Heritage Spanish project, which seeks to build a community of Spanish heritage language teachers for sharing and collaborating on classroom resources.  


  • Teaching Spanish Heritage Language Learners: Essential principles and strategies (Dr. María M. Carreira)
  • Integrating Video-Based Activities to the SHL Classroom (Yanina Hernández, Dr. José Esteban Hernández)
  • Creating and Assessing Digital Projects in the SHL Classroom (Dr. Claudia Holguín)
  • Editing, Licensing, and Sharing Open SHL resources (Dr. Carl Blyth)
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