Friday, 07 January
234. Heritage Language Teaching: Opportunities and Challenges
10:15–11:30 a.m., Atrium III, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Community Colleges
Presiding: Franklin Inojosa, Richard J. Daley Coll., IL
Speakers: María Carreira, California State Univ., Long Beach; Franklin Inojosa; Olga E. Kagan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Ana Roca, Florida International Univ.; Guadalupe Valdés, Stanford Univ.; Ana Celia Zentella, Univ. of California, San Diego
Are heritage language students placed in the same levels as nonheritage speakers because their college or university does not provide heritage language courses? Are they placed in appropriate heritage language course levels? The panelists will discuss issues about the current status and challenges faced by heritage students and their teachers in community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities across the United States.