Teaching the Speakers: Heritage Language Learners and the Classroom

Sat, April 9, 2011 | Mezes (MEZ) 1.306

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Presentations at this one-day workshop will focus on one commonly-taught language (Spanish), and less-commonly taught language (Russian). The talks will address the growing necessity of integrating learners with varying degrees of prior exposure to the language into the curriculum, recognizing the different instructional needs, cultural perceptions, and affective factors of heritage language learners. Following the morning presentations, an hour-long open discussion will address any questions and comments.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Mezes (MEZ) 1.306

Featuring the following presenters:

Maggie Harrison
“Teaching Heritage Speakers in the Foreign Language Classroom”
Independent Scholar PhD, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University

Lonny Harrison
“Localization and Translation Curriculum for Heritage Speakers”
Assistant Professor, Russian Section Head Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington

Lucia Osa-Melero
“Learning Basic Grammatical Concepts through Authentic Literary Texts in Heritage Speaker Classes”
Senior Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese University of Texas at Austin


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Sponsored by: the Texas Language Center and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

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