This page contains activities, assignments, readings, and resources for teaching and learning about heritage speakers in world language education.



Objectives:

  • Students will identify similarities and differences between heritage speakers and native speakers.
  • Students will explain how the academic, social, and emotional needs of heritage and native speakers are different from those of other second language learners.
  • Students will justify the need for a separate Spanish for Spanish Speakers course based on professional reading.

Guiding Questions:


1) In what ways are heritage speakers and native speakers of Spanish similar? Different?
2) How do the academic, social, and emotional needs of heritage and native speakers differ from those of other second language learners?
3) Why should schools consider developing a separate Spanish for Spanish Speakers course?








ACTIVITIES:


1:


Mayor Bloomberg Speaks Spanish


2: AP Spanish Test





ASSIGNMENTS:




READINGS:


ACTFL Position Statement on Language Learning for Heritage & Native Speakers

Why Start and Maintain a Spanish for Spanish Speakers Program? (Brochure)

Potowski



RESOURCES:


My list

Carol Lynn's wiki