Texas Spanish in Texas Schools: Do you speak your students’ language?

Texas leads the nation in the percentage of its residents who speak Spanish at home, but not everyone in Texas speaks Spanish the same way.  This workshop will help educators to understand the origins of such avariation and how a focus on language as it is actually spoken can enhance the classroom experience.  Using authentic video samples from the Spanish in Texas Corpus project, workshop participants will collaborate in creating activities to promote students interest in their own and others’ language practices.

  • Introductions and Welcome

Dr. Barbara E. Bullock and Dr. Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Directors of the Spanish in Texas Corpus Project, UT-Austin

  • Appreciating linguistic differences: Spanish in Texas

Dr. José Esteban Hernández

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, UT-Pan American

  • Appreciating individual differences: heritage learners in the classroom

Patricia González

Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M International University and Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics, Texas A&M University

  • Comments from the Director

Dr. Carl Blyth

Director of the Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL), UT-Austin

  • Applications for materials development

Rachael Gilg

COERLL Projects Manager, UT-Austin

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