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Texas Spanish in Texas Schools: Do you speak your students' language?

CBA Events Room (3.304)
The University of Texas at Austin
  June 23, 2012

Texas leads the nation in the percentage of its residents who speak Spanish at home, but not everyone in Texas speaks Spanish the same way.  This workshop will help educators to understand the origins of such variation and how a focus on language as it is actually spoken can enhance the classroom experience.  Using authentic video samples from the Spanish in Texas Corpus project, workshop participants will collaborate in creating activities to promote student interest in their own and others’ language practices.

9:30 - 10:00

Check in and Coffee

10:00 - 10:15

Introductions and Welcome

Dr. Barbara E. Bullock and Dr. Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
Directors of the Spanish in Texas Corpus Project, UT-Austin

10:15 - 10:45

Appreciating linguistic differences: Spanish in Texas

Dr. José Esteban Hernández
Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, UT-Pan American

10:45 - 11:15

Appreciating individual differences: heritage learners in the classroom

Patricia González
Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M International University and Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics, Texas A&M University

11:15 - 11:45

Break-out Activity: Texas Spanish in Texas schools: Linguistic variation and challenges

11:45 - 12:00

Morning Wrap-up and Q & A

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

Lunch provided for all registered participants.

1:00 - 1:15

Comments from the Director

Dr. Carl Blyth

Director of the Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL), UT-Austin

1:15 - 1:30

Applications for materials development

Rachael Gilg
COERLL Projects Manager, UT-Austin

1:30 - 2:15

Breakout sessions: Practice with materials development

2:15 - 2:45

Sharing materials

2:45 - 3:00

The way forward—how to stay involved

Christian Greaser
Spanish in Texas intern and Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics, UT-Austin

Rachael Gilg
COERLL Projects Manager, UT-Austin

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