In episode 116, Carolyn Siegel interviews Dr. Damian Vergara Wilson, Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. As a graduate of the program he now directs, his ultimate goal for his heritage learners is for them to view themselves as legitimate Spanish speakers. In this interview he shares what that looks like both in a broad view and in specific projects students undertake.
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Resources related to this episode…
…Innovative Strategies for Heritage Language Teaching (mentioned in the episode)
And check out these previous episodes related to heritage language teaching…
And check out these additional resources emailed to us by WTL Contributor, Dr. Cynthia Ducar…
…Heritage Language Teaching: Research and Practice by Beaudrie, Ducar & Potowski. http://potowski.org/content/publication/heritage-language-teaching?fbclid=IwAR0kLsX4YVjy31jFeomBlfD7wrWd6ikoI-hc6exjbDRGqk7YBTEKCC0SJOY
…Also Spanish as a Heritage Language in the US: The State of the Field, edited by Beaudrie and Fairclough. https://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Heritage-Language-United-States-ebook/dp/B00AGDZLXM
…Also, the brand new Spanish as a Heritage Language Journal will be a great resource. http://journals.upress.ufl.edu/index.php/shl/pages/view/overview?fbclid=IwAR12-ZLRcLeyNu4nvrxq4ht49rqmwYYHkbfUOiIuAp4sqJbMMvPA64QlYKo
If you would like to reference this episode, here is our suggested APA citation:
Siegel, C. (Interviewer), & Johnson, S. M. (Producer). (2019). We Teach Language Episode 116: Linguistic Variation and Serving Diverse Heritage Learners with Damian Vergara Wilson [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://weteachlang.com/2019/09/13/116-with-damian-vergara-wilson/