FRIDAY, July 23, 2010 SECOND STARTALK/NHLRC HERITAGE LANGUAGE TEACHER WORKSHOP
Thank you to: The Center’s (Fabulous!) Team • KATHRYN PAUL • Agazit Abate • Susie Bauckus • Herman Rosiles • Max Quinones • Nadine Dorsht • Evgeniya Teyfukova
Thank you! • TO THE PRESENTERS • Maria Carreira • Maria Ortenberg • Susie Bauckus • Liz Galvin • Tommy Lu • Saeid Atoofi • Brandon Zaslow and Iman Hashem
THANK YOU! • TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS • Individually • Collectively
Summing up • The Main Goal of the Workshop was • To explore approaches to teaching heritage language learners (HLLs)
The Main Themes • Profiles of HLLs • The five C’s • Differentiated instruction • Backward design • Using authentic texts
A Top-Down Approach • Focus • on strengths /global abilities • Attention • to weaknesses
CURRICULUM Learner-centered and community-based: • Learner proficiencies and need • HL community in the U.S. culture and practices • HL country culture and practices
A genericHL Learner • Born in the U.S. or arrived at an early age • Spoke HL before starting school, switched to English • Has preserved some proficiency in speaking/listening • Is motivated by learning about roots, culture • Identifies with both HL and American cultures
The Community • History of immigration • Intergenerational transfer of language • Continuing immigration • Commercial activity and media • Baseline language (i.e. dialect, variety, code-switching patterns) • Desire to preserve the language
HL Country/countries • Language varieties • Cultural attitudes • Traditions • High culture … that everyone knows • Contemporary culture and practices
Locally • What can we do to strengthen HL instruction? • How can we establish programs that respond to HLLs’ needs? • How can we promote bilingualism and multilingualism?
Homework • Talk to your colleagues about HL teaching • Share with them what you’ve found valuable at the Workshop • Implement some of what you’ve learnt in your daily teaching • Keep learning about your students and the communities they come from • AND let us know about any successes you have or problems you try to solve. Keep in touch!