Heritage Language Teaching, Foreign Language Teaching: What one can
Learn from the Other
by Kirk Belnap, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages, Brigham Young University and
Guadalupe Valdes, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Stanford University
This panel discussion will explore the comparable and contrastable areas of concern for teachers of heritage and of foreign languages: areas related to the language learner such as motivation, relation to the language and culture, learner subjectivity and identity; areas related to pedagogy, such as the role of literature, textbooks, syllabi and curricula; areas related to educational policy, such as the power differential among languages, funding policies and political interests.
Moderator: Claire Kramsch
370 Dwinelle Hall, 3-5 p.m.