Teaching heritage speakers

SPANISH 440 “THEORY AND METHODS IN TEACHING HERITAGE SPEAKERS”

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF HISPANIC & ITALIAN STUDIES

Fall 2021: Will be taught in Spanish. 100% online (synchronous). Wednesdays 6:00-8:45 pm, August 25 - December 1, 2021.

Deadline to register, non-UIC students: August 30, 2021. 

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In this course, we review theories in bilingual development, sociolinguistics, and language teaching in order to understand best practices in, and develop coherent materials for, teaching heritage language learners. 

Textbook: Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski 2014). You can see the table of contents here: 

Teaching_HL_prologue_TOC.pdf Habrá una versión disponible en español.

Credit: 3 undergraduate/4 graduate credits.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.
Recommended background: Credit or concurrent registration in SPAN 363, SPAN 448 or SPAN 449.

The course will count for 60 PD hours of ISBE PD credit. 

 

There are two ways for non-UIC students to apply:

 

1) Via UIC's "Extended Campus": Deadline August 1, 2021.  First email the instructor, Dr. Kim Potowski (kimpotow@uic.edu) indicating your interest. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

After that, see here for registration instructions. 

Cost: 

$1,485 for 3 credits
$1,980 for 4 credits

Deadline: August 30, 2021

2) As a "Nondegree student", which carries graduate credit.