4th National Symposium on SPANISH as a HERITAGE LANGUAGE

I’m excited to say that I (Jocelly – your website moderator) will be attending this conference and presenting on the results of our language attitudes survey. If you’re going too, please let me know! It will be great to connect with other members of our Heritage Spanish community.

The Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (SSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of both the variable linguistic reality of Spanish heritage bilingualism in the United States (and elsewhere) and the diverse pedagogical needs of students of Spanish as a heritage language. Researchers and educators in K-12 and higher education share theoretical and practical approaches to the study of Spanish as a heritage language from perspectives of  various disciplines, including Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Applied Linguistics, among others. The SSHL provides a space to bridge the gap between research findings and the praxis of heritage language teaching, allowing participants to collaborate effectively towards the implementation of pedagogies that allow heritage learners not only to develop their language proficiency but also to reflect their own identity formation within a context of validation and empowerment. Read more on the symposium website.