Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Philologica Canariensia

Volume

23

Pages

7-17

Abstract

Since cultural competence is inherent to language acquisition, it should take a central role in heritage language courses so that heritage language learners (HLLs) can make connections with their own culture and be aware of the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. This article presents an overview of the instruction and assessment of culture to promote critical thinking and reflection in order to reduce stereotypes and to validate the cultural heritage of HLLs. The current role of study abroad and service-learning to teach culture in the Spanish heritage language classroom is also discussed.

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Author Posting. © Clara Burgo 2017. This article is posted here by permission of the author for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Philologica Canariensia, vol. 23, 2017, https://doi.org/10.20420/PhilCan.2017.145.

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