We Teach Languages Episode 116: Linguistic Variation and Serving Diverse Heritage Learners with Damian Vergara Wilson

In ep 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.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/09/13/116-with-damian-vergara-wilson/

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We Teach Languages Episode 22: Teaching College Arabic with Kari Neely

In ep 22, Sarah Arvidson interviews Kari Neely, an associate professor of Arabic, about some of the challenges associated with maintaining a college Arabic program through the third year. They discuss how Kari integrates native and heritage speakers into her third year course, which varieties of Arabic to teach and when, and how technology can help students acquire vocabulary.

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/10/07/episode-22-teaching-college-arabic-with-kari-neely

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