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Spanish for Heritage Learners

The Spanish for Heritage Learners Special Interest Group is concerned with the teaching and learning of Spanish for individuals who have a home background in the language. It promotes the exchange of ideas on research and effective practices in SHL pedagogy. SIG members share concerns, methods, and materials for addressing the needs of this population at all levels of instruction.

Current Officers:

Chair: Greg Thompson, Brigham Young University
Vice-Chair: Maria Flores, Prince George's County Public Schools
Secretary: Maria Ruiz, Saint Mary's College of California

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the SHL SIG Online Community eGroup. View links of interest to SHL SIG members.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

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I cannot tell you how invaluable these have been for me in my standards work with my district.  I have shared portions of them with my teachers as part of our summer professional development and I am also using the information and philosophies with my curriculum writers this summer.  I feel compelled to thank you all once again for your forethought in providing this amazing resource to all of us in such a 21st Century format!

Sandy Harvey, World Language Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD, Texas