Heritage Speakers: Navigating Language, Identity, and Culture in the Classroom

Please Note: This seminar will be conducted in Spanish. In this seminar, we explore the language, identity, and culture of heritage-language learners while we examine the multitude of Spanish-proficiency levels brought into the classroom. In the Chicago area, heritage-language learners are a growing population, and we are seeing more dual-language programs and courses in schools dedicated specifically to heritage speakers. Therefore, we will review linguistic variations and include relevant pedagogical materials to significantly enhance instruction (readings, films, podcasts, and a comprehensive overview of primary sources).