Applying Innovative and Effective Pedagogy for Spanish Heritage Speakers in the Classroom
This gathering drew upon the theoretical foundations presented in the 2011 symposium and made a significant step forward. The 2012 event focused primarily on new pedagogical directions and practices that are being implemented in higher education classrooms. The topics covered included: the contribution of sociolinguistics to student development of metalinguistic awareness, differentiated teaching to address the needs of all students and bi-literacy and academic writing development in SHLs. The symposium also included a panel with teachers from universities in the Boston area that attended the 2011 symposium and were eager to present on the Spanish programs for SHLs at their respective institutions.