Summer Workshop | From Conception to Implementation: Creating and Sustaining a Heritage Spanish Language Program
Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 13:30 CDT to Friday, June 08, 2018 - 16:00 CDT
University of Texas at Austin, Glickman Center (Liberal Arts Building - CLA 1.302B)
Flavia Belpoliti (Texas A&M University)
Gabriela Zapata (Texas A&M University)
José E. Hernández (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Yanina Hernández (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
During this two-day workshop, we will discuss the administrative and pedagogical aspects that can play a role in the development of a theoretically- and pedagogically-sound language program for heritage language learners. In addition, we will discuss issues related to the preparation and professionalization of teachers of Spanish as a heritage language, including professional development and institutional support. Finally, we will learn how to create original, open source materials that promote positive cultural models and focus on the linguistic and academic needs of Spanish heritage language learners. Participants will obtain hands-on experience with these topics and will leave with practical ideas that they can implement in their own institutions.