SHLE Online Lecture Series

In conjunction with the launch of the Graduate Certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages is pleased to announce a new online lecture series.

For the 2021-2022 academic year we are thrilled to host four experts in Spanish heritage language education, critical pedagogies, and antiracist approaches to language education.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for each lecture (see event for details).

Oct26
From Academic Language to Language Architecture

From Academic Language to Language Architecture: Challenging Raciolinguistic Ideologies in Research and Practice

Online lecture by Dr. Nelson Flores (University of Pennsylvania)

Spanish

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Online Location, Advance registration required (see event description for link)

In this talk, one of four in the 2021-22 Spanish Heritage Language Education lecture series, Dr. Nelson Flores argues that the construct of “academic language” frames racialized students as linguistically deficient and he proposes "language architecture" as an alternative.

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Nov16
Spanish for Community and Civic Engagement

Spanish for Community and Civic Engagement: An Engaged Scholarship Curriculum for Heritage Learners.

Online lecture by Dr. María Luisa Parra (Harvard University)

Spanish

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Online Location, Advance registration required (see event description for link)

In this talk, one of four in the 2021-22 Spanish Heritage Language Education lecture series, Dr. Parra will present the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of an advanced engaged scholarship Spanish course for college heritage learners.

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Mar8
It’s Still About Writing! From Heritage Language Research to Critical Practice

It’s Still About Writing! From Heritage Language Research to Critical Tasks

Online lecture by Dr. Julio Torres (University of California - Irvine)

Spanish

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Online Location, Advance registration required (see event description for link)

In this talk, one of four in the 2021-22 Spanish Heritage Language Education online lecture series, Dr. Julio Torres reviews key issues pertaining to HL writing, provides a summary of collaborative and individual HL writing studies, and showcases examples of online task-based lessons created for a university heritage Spanish course.

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