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ERIC Number: EJ1176681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
What's Next?: Heritage Language Learners Shape New Paths in Spanish Teaching
Torres, Julio; Pascual y Cabo, Diego; Beusterien, John
Hispania, v100 n5 p271-276 2017
The US Census projects that the Hispanic community in the United States will reach 128.8 million by 2060, and this growth requires a better understanding of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL). This essay examines three future areas of development within SHL instruction. First, more communication between communities of research and practice is necessary to improve classroom instruction. Second, novel SHL teaching materials ought to promote a "pedagogy of multiliteracies" approach. Lastly, we provide a discussion that moves beyond differentiated language instruction by considering SHL at all instructional levels and implementing a "heritage studies" curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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