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11th International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019

The Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

“It Was Like I’d Never Taught Before”: What Heritage Language Teachers Should Know and Be Able To Do

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM–11:15 AM Central Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Session Type

Paper (25 minutes)

Program Summary

More language teachers find themselves teaching heritage learners, yet relatively few empirical studies exist regarding effective practices for teaching heritage language learners, and language teachers experience limited to no preparation. Findings from interviews and participatory design research with thirty heritage language teachers offer a framework of pedagogical content knowledge.

Lead Presenter/organizer

Jenna Cushing-Leubner, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater