Teaching heritage speakers
SPANISH 440 “THEORY AND METHODS IN TEACHING HERITAGE SPEAKERS”
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF HISPANIC & ITALIAN STUDIES
Fall 2020 - taught 100% synchronously online
Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm, August 26 - December 2, 2020
Deadline for non-UIC students to apply: August 1, 2020.
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: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Polish, etc.
Topics: See Table of Contents of the textbook we will be using: Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski 2014):
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.
People not currently students at UIC:
You may be eligible to take this course as a NON-DEGREE student. The deadline to apply for this = August 1, 2020.
See https://grad.uic.edu/nondegree-admission for details. Choose "Non-Degree Graduate Departmental" from the giant dropdown box:
Contact Rocío García for further questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees for non-degree students (set by the UIC Graduate College):
1) Illinois residents
In State tuition: $1,978
To lower registration costs, I looked into having the course offered through Continuing Education. This may be an option for next year, but unfortunately not this year. Therefore, all non-degree students will receive the textbook at no charge.
The course will count for ISBE PD credit.
To order the textbook, Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski 2014):
To order print book, call customer service at (800) 338-3987 and give them ISBN #1259518280