The following links address various articles related to heritage language instruction written by Diana Scalera.
Abridged from an article that originally appeared in NYSAFLT Journal, Spring 1998. Reprint permission granted by Dr. Jennifer Eddy, Editor, NYSAFLT Journal
How does what you believe about yourself as a teacher and what you believe about your students abilities impact your teaching?
Why are students convinced that they speak "bad" Spanish? This article traces the history of the linguistics and language instruction to the Spanish conquest of the Americas and makes connections between the attitudes toward different varieties of Spanish and the goals of that conquest.
Originally appeared in NYSAFLT Journal, Spring/Summer 2004. Reprint permission granted by Dr. Jennifer Eddy, Editor, NYSAFLT Journal
This article discusses how to serve all heritage learners in your foreign language classroomâ€”those who are learning their own language in addition to those who are learning a third language.
Originally appeared in NYSAFLT Journal, Fall 2006. Reprint permission granted by Dr. Jennifer Eddy, Editor, NYSAFLT Journal
The National Security Language Initiative has created new opportunities to teach languages other than English. This funding may not be able to accomplish its goals because it does not take into account the nature of foreign language programs in the United States, the foreign language profession or the nature of the political situation that has produced the need for proficient speakers of less commonly taught languages.