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Thomas J. Garza, Director 2505 University Ave, B7800 • BUR 572 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574


10:00 - 10:30

Introductions and Welcome

Dr. Thomas Garza, Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

10:30 - 11:00

Presentation I:

“Teaching Heritage Speakers in the Foreign Language Classroom”

Maggie Harrison
Independent Scholar PhD, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University

11:00 - 11:30

Presentation II:

“Localization and Translation Curriculum for Heritage Speakers”

Lonny Harrison
Assistant Professor, Russian Section Head Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington

11:30 - 12:00

Presentation III:

“Learning Basic Grammatical Concepts through Authentic Literary Texts in Heritage Speaker Classes

Lucia Osa-Melero
Senior Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese University of Texas at Austin

112:30 - 1:30

Panel Discussion

Presentations at this one-day workshop will focus on one commonly-taught language (Spanish), and less-commonly taught language (Russian). The talks will address the growing necessity of integrating learners with varying degrees of prior exposure to the language into the curriculum, recognizing the different instructional needs, cultural perceptions, and affective factors of heritage language learners. Following the morning presentations, an hour-long open discussion will address any questions and comments.

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