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 5:00-8:00 pm, August 25 - December 1, 2021.

More information about cost and how to sign up is coming soon; deadline will probably be close to August 1, 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. 

Topics: In the past, we used as our main textbook Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski 2014). You can see the table of contents here: 

Teaching_HL_prologue_TOC.pdf

Empezando en Fall 2021, usaremos un nuevo libro de texto en español: Enseñar el español a los hablantes de herencia: Cultivando jardines (de Kim Potowski y Alfredo Varela). Se está elaborando durante enero-agosto 2021, y los alumnos en Fall 2021 recibirán una copia gratuita en 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.

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

 

Fall 2020 - 100% online (synchronous).
Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm, August 26 - December 2, 2020

Deadline for non-UIC students to apply: August 1, 2020.