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AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Integrating Heritage Speakers in Recent Immigration Areas: Where to Start?

  • 17 Nov 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (EST)
  • Omni Nashville; Room Cumberland 6

Inmaculada Gómez Soler, University of Memphis

This paper provides a snapshot of heritage speakers in the education system in Tennessee, a state with a growing number of Hispanic HSs. Survey/interview data indicate classes for HSs are rare and teachers lack appropriate training. Practical implications for program development and implementation are discussed within this sociolinguistic context.

Heritage Language

in English


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