Teaching Mixed Classes: Approaches and Strategies for Attending to the Needs of All Learners

Virtual Workshop (via Zoom) 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

9am-12noon (Central Time)

Many heritage language (HL) learners study their home language in the context of mixed classes, that is, classes with second language learners and heritage language learners. However, nearly all the work on HL teaching has focused on specialized HL classes, including the development of teaching methodologies, pedagogical materials, and classroom strategies. Addressing this gap, this workshop will consider how critical differences and similarities between heritage and second language learners should drive teaching and learning in mixed classes and on the basis of this, identify general strategies and approaches. Participants will consider how to adapt and apply these general strategies and approaches to their own instructional realities.

Open to all Spanish language instructors.
(Primarily focused on high school and post-secondary levels) 

The workshop is free; please register by October 20

Space is limited to the first 40 educators.

Questions?  Julie Kline (jkline@uwm.edu) 

Maria Carreira (Professor Emerita of Spanish, California State University Long Beach) focuses on heritage languages, with a concentration in Spanish in the US as well as the less commonly taught languages. Her recent work focuses on identity, resilience, and heritage language development and maintenance. She is also co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, Chair of the SAT Spanish Committee, and Associate Editor of Hispania.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  CLACS is a Title VI National Resource Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Cosponsors:  UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the UWM Language Resource Center