July 2016

Spring 2015: Diasporic bilingualism: Latin@ Spanish and English abroad

I am very interested in the linguistic and educational experiences of "retornados", the (not always accurate) name for students raised in the U.S. who find themselves (back) in Mexico during their schooling years.

I taught a course about this topic at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Fall 2015. The course information is below. I am also collecting online articles and other material about this topic.

MW 3:00-4:15, room TBA

Professor Kim Potowski


dual language

Fall 2016, Spanish 594 (Special Topics):
Dual language programs:
Linguistic and educational outcomes

Th 5:00-8:00, Stevenson Hall 115

Professor Kim Potowski


            This course explores issues in the bilingual and biliteracy development of three kinds of elementary school children in the U.S.: