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Teaching Heritage Language Learners: Profiles and Definitions

  • Learning Objectives
  • What Do You Already Know About Heritage Language Learners/Speakers?
  • Bilingualism
  • Heritage Languages and the People Who Speak Them: Definitions
  • Is One Definition Possible?
  • Broad or Narrow Definition of "Heritage Language Learner"?
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Student Narratives
  • Heritage Language Use in Early Childhood
  • What Happens After Age Four?
  • What About Adolescents? When and How do They Use Their Heritage Language?
  • Applying What You Know
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Rewards and Challenges of Studying Heritage Languages
  • Register
  • Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
  • Avoiding the "It's Wrong!" Approach
  • Curriculum Recommendation: Use Oral Skills to Build Literacy
  • Use Oral Skills to Build Literacy (continued)
  • Use Oral Skills to Build Literacy (continued)
  • Conclusion
  • Learning Objectives
  • The "Macro" Approach for Heritage Learners
  • Heritage Learners and Proficiency Levels
  • Starting with the Learner
  • Using Authentic Materials to Build on Prior Knowledge
  • Criteria for Successful Projects
  • Examples of Project-Based Heritage Classes
  • Resources

Teachers

Strategies for Heritage Language Learners: Differentiated Instruction

  • Introduction
  • Why Differentiate?
  • “One Size Fits All” Approach
  • Tenets of Differentiated Instruction
  • Same Text, Different Tasks
  • How and When to Differentiate
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Red Card/Green Card
  • Knowing the Students
  • Pre-assessment Tools
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Grouping Strategies: Overview
  • Same-ability Groups
  • Mixed-ability Grouping for Cultural Activities and Discussions
  • Grouping Strategy: Jigsaw Activities
  • Bloom's Taxomony
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Fairness Issues in Assessing Heritage Language Learners
  • Formative Assessment Techniques
  • Summative Assessment
  • Conclusion
Teachers

Heritage Language Teaching: Language-Specific Topics and Approaches

  • Introduction
  • Heterogeneous Classes and Differentiated Teaching
  • Accommodating Speakers of Non-standard Dialects
  • Characters and a Phonetic System: In Which Order Should They be Introduced?
  • Appropriate Textbooks and Teaching Materials
  • The Place of Grammar Teaching

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