Teacher Beliefs and Practices in Advanced Spanish Classrooms

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Manel Lacorte, University of Maryland; Evelyn Canabal, Madeira School

Heritage learners proficiency and use

Monday, October 03, 2005

Heritage learners bring a wide range of HL abilities and varieties into the classroom. Below are a few general recommendations for you, the HL instructor, so that you can better understand your students and respond to their needs.

Focusing on the heritage language student

Monday, October 03, 2005

The type of class you will teach will establish the needs of your Heritage Language Learners (HLLs). Below are some suggestions on serving the needs of HLLs according to their class environment.

About this project

Monday, October 03, 2005

Heritage Language Pedagogy is an emerging field. Many faculty members in the UC system, faced with the challenge of teaching Heritage Language learners, have begun to examine the issue of HL instruction and have developed efficient practices to meet their students' needs.

Heritage Languages at the University of California

Monday, October 03, 2005

The University of California features one of the highest ratios of HL speakers and learners due mainly to the large population of Hispanics and Asians, but also to groups of students from regions like Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The heritage language learner

Monday, October 03, 2005

Various heritage language questionnaires

Multilevel heritage language classes

Monday, October 03, 2005

Here are some suggestions for optimizing teaching and learning in a multilevel heritage language class.

Heritage Language class management

Monday, October 03, 2005

A positive class climate plays an important role in successful HL teaching and learning. If students feel welcome and respected by teacher and classmates alike, they will be more willing to take risks in speaking, reading, and writing in front of the class, in asking questions for clarification, and in accepting correction of HL errors.

Communicative HL activities

Monday, October 03, 2005

In order for genuine communication to take place within the HL classroom, students should feel a need to communicate.

ACTFL Proficiency: Speaking Guidelines

Monday, October 03, 2005

Resource suggested by ACTFL (Table of contents available on ACTFL website: Development Oral Communication Skills, by Carol J. Orwig (has sections addressing each level, including distinguished).

ACTFL Proficiency: Writing Guidelines

Monday, October 03, 2005

Resource suggested by ACTFL (Table of contents available on ACTFL website: Development Oral Communication Skills, by Carol J. Orwig (has sections addressing each level, including distinguished).

ACTFL Proficiency: Reading Guidelines

Monday, October 03, 2005

Resource suggested by ACTFL (Table of contents available on ACTFL website: Development Oral Communication Skills, by Carol J. Orwig (has sections addressing each level, including distinguished).

ACTFL Proficiency: Listening Guidelines

Monday, October 03, 2005

Resource suggested by ACTFL (Table of contents available on ACTFL website: Development Oral Communication Skills, by Carol J. Orwig (has sections addressing each level, including distinguished).

Approaches to Heritage Language Instruction

Monday, October 03, 2005

Most of the approaches to foreign language instruction can be adapted to the needs of heritage language learners.

Contributors to Volume 3

Monday, September 19, 2005

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