Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning: Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers

Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Language Learning: Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers

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This book is the first volume to be devoted to the examination of the application of the multiliteracies pedagogical framework to the teaching of Spanish to heritage language learners in higher education institutions in the United States. The Hispanic population is a growing minority, and the presence of heritage speakers can be observed in second language Spanish classes in all levels of education, which presents unique challenges for practitioners. This collection focuses on differing populations of learners in educational settings in a variety of geographical areas, such as Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. The studies included in the volume offer invaluable data and methodological insights into the instructional advantages of multiliteracies pedagogies in heritage language classrooms, and they will appeal to Spanish practitioners and researchers, as well as those interested in the education and practice of heritage languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319631028
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gabriela C. Zapata is Associate Professor and Director of Lower Division Spanish Instruction in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University, USA. Her research focuses on second and heritage language acquisition and pedagogy, bilingualism and teacher education, and she has published widely on these topics.

Manel Lacorte is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Director of the Spanish Language Program and Director of the MA Program in Hispanic Applied Linguistics at the University of Maryland, USA. His research interests include second language and heritage language pedagogy and teacher education, second language classroom interaction and context(s) and applied linguistics. He has published several edited volumes and a number of articles in leading journals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Match Made in Heaven: An Introduction to Learning by Design and its Role in Heritage Language Education;Gabriela C. Zapata.-Chapter 2. Designing a Comprehensive Curriculum for Advanced Spanish Heritage Learners: Contributions from the Multiliteracies Framework;María Luisa Parra, Araceli Otero, Rosa Flores, and Margueritte Lavallée.-Chapter 3. The Role of Digital, Learning by Design Instructional Materials on the Development of Spanish Heritage Learners’ Literacy Skills;Gabriela C. Zapata.-Chapter 4. Language and Power in a Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners Program: A Learning by Design Perspective;Glenn Martinez and Karmin San Martín.-Chapter 5. Community Service Learning, Learning by Design, and Heritage Learners: A Case Study;Diana Ruggiero.-Chapter 6. Positional Identities, Access to Learning Opportunities, and Multiliteracies: Negotiations in Heritage and Non-Heritage Spanish-Speaking Students’ Critical Narratives;Hayriye Kayi-Aydar.-Chapter 7. Heritage Language Development of Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers: How a Practice Situated Intervention Promoted Multiliteracy;Liliana Grosso Richins and Holly Hansen-Thomas.-Chapter 8. Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Heritage Language Teacher Education: A Model for Professional Development;Manel Lacorte.-Chapter 9. Concluding Remarks;Manel Lacorte.

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