Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Hispania

Volume

100.5

Pages

45-50

Abstract

Despite the increase of Spanish heritage language (HL) courses in response to the linguistic needs of HL learners, these courses often combine this student population with advanced second language (L2) learners. This common scenario presents a challenge to many instructors who lack the training to negotiate intercultural and linguistic issues in the classroom so that all students can benefit. This essay presents key intercultural concerns (e.g., embarrassment and intimidation) and suggests strategies for instructors. Twenty-first-century students will work in collaborative contexts, so they must learn how to benefit from their classmates’ strengths and work on their weaknesses through peer interaction and teamwork.

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Author Posting. © AATSP 2017. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Hispania, vol. 100.5, 2017, https://www.aatsp.org/page/Hispania

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