Summer Workshop | New Perspectives and Techniques for Teaching Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL)

Heritage spanish workshop 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 08:30 CDT to Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:00 CDT
University of Texas at Austin, Glickman Center (Patton Hall - RLP 1.302B)
Karen López Alonzo (Baylor University)
Flavia Belpoliti (Texas A&M Commerce)
Encarna Bermejo (Houston Baptist University)
José Esteban Hernández (UTRGV)
Yanina Hernández (UTRGV)
Alex McNair (Baylor University)
Jocelly Meiners (UT Austin)
Delia Montesinos (UT Austin)
María Irene Moyna (Texas A&M)


Registration for the workshop is now closed

Heritage Spanish instructors of all levels (K-12, higher ed) are welcome to attend this series of mini-workshops led by faculty from Texas A&M, Texas A&M Commerce, Houston Baptist, UT Rio Grande Valley, UT Austin and Baylor. 

  • Sociolinguistics approaches to SHL for grammar and vocabulary development – José Esteban Hernández (UTRGV) & Flavia Belpoliti (Texas A&M Commerce)
  • Orthography as a thermometer in the SHL classroom – Encarna Bermejo (Houston Baptist University)
  • Communicating ideas through language: a language arts and metalinguistic approach for teaching SHL – Delia Montesinos (UT Austin)
  • Challenges and strategies to create a Heritage Spanish program – Karen López Alonzo & Alex McNair (Baylor University)
  • De Viva Voz: Podcasting, storytelling, and identity in the Spanish heritage classroom – María Irene Moyna (Texas A&M)
  • The use of technology in the SHL Classroom: Some apps to create multimodal activities and projects – Yanina Hernández (UTRGV)
  • Undergraduate Student Panel – Moderator: Jocelly Meiners (UT Austin)
  • Graduate Student Poster Presentations

See the full schedule and workshop descriptions here


Cost: $50 for faculty and teachers, $20 for graduate students (breakfast and lunch included on the first day, breakfast included on the second day). 


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