ERIC Number: ED410765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers of Spanish Newsletter, Volume 1 Number 1.
Rodriguez Pino, Cecilia, Ed.
Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers of Spanish Newsletter, v1 n1 1994
The newsletter is devoted to description of a 5-day conference on "Teaching Spanish to Southwest Hispanic Students" funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and held at New Mexico State University on July 14-19, 1993. It lists the middle and high school teachers from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas who participated, briefly describes the participant selection process, notes the kinds of programs from which the participants came, and summarizes the conference program. The central feature was presentations by eight experienced master teacher/consultants on theoretical and practical issues in teaching Spanish as a first language. Each gave a talk on current research and application in a particular area of specialization. These included: student placement; meeting individual students' affective and instructional needs; techniques for language maintenance and retrieval; pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities to use with Spanish literary texts students can relate to easily; activities using the functional-notional approach to developing language skills; creative group activities to explore opportunities to use Spanish outside the classroom; cooperative learning activities; and popular language use, language use apprehension, and codeswitching. Incorporating ethnographic studies into the curriculum is also discussed. Additional past and upcoming conference information is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Code Switching (Language), Communication Apprehension, Conferences, Cooperative Learning, Federal Aid, Group Activities, Heritage Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Maintenance, Latin American Literature, Literature Appreciation, Native Language Instruction, Notional Functional Syllabi, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Student Needs, Student Placement
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.