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

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

Thursday, April 21, 2022

9:30am - 12:30pm

The Newberry Library

Dr. Gizella Meneses, Lake Forest College
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

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).

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8 a.m. (Central Time). Registration instructions and pricing information can be found here. Once open, registration for this seminar will be available through this link. For more information about NTC purchases, please contact Cate Harriman, Teacher & Student Programs Coordinator, at harrimanc@newberry.org.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for the seminars, as well as instructions for accessing virtual seminars, will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff at teacherprograms@newberry.org.