Learning a second language fosters conversations between people, communities, and cultures. In a world of diversity and globalization, we believe it's critical to understanding. Research cited by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) shows that language learning supports academic achievement and cognitive abilities.
Those who have a home language other than English bring a wider range of language abilities to the classroom. These abilities range from minimal functioning in the language to complete fluency and literacy. It is important for teachers to assess the language skills of the different heritage speakers in the classroom. This diversity includes: Students who […]
This session provides relevant strategies for keeping Heritage Speakers engaged, understand how they can improve their literacy skills and help you identify ways you can help your heritage speakers to build a love for literature.
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