Teaching heritage speakers

SPANISH 440 “THEORY AND METHODS IN TEACHING HERITAGE SPEAKERS”

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

Fall 2017, Tuesdays 5:00-7:45 pm

Full time teachers will have the option to participate remotely (live, at the same time we hold class, using Google Hangouts) for up to four (4) class sessions of their choosing during the semester.

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. Focus is on Spanish but teachers of all languages are welcome.

Topics: See Table of Contents of the textbook we will be using: Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski 2014): 

Teaching_HL_prologue_TOC.pdf

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.

K-12 teachers:
You may be eligible to take this course as a NON-DEGREE student.  
We encourage you to apply for our Master of Arts in Teaching (http://www.uic.edu/gcat/LASPAN.shtml).  You could then request to have the credit transfer into this program, where it would also count towards the Concentration in Heritage Language Teaching. However, this is not required for you to take the course as a non-degree student. See https://grad.uic.edu/nondegree-admission for details and/or contact Rocío García, mexotic@uic.edu 

 

To order the textbook, Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski 2014):

To order e-book: https://create.mheducation.com/shop/#/catalog/details/?isbn=9781308300436

To order print book, call customer service at (800) 338-3987 and give them ISBN #1259518280