Heritage Literacy Symposium
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Washington (MGH 231)

The UW STARTALK program invites you to join language teaching colleagues from the University of Washington and around Washington state who have been researching and applying effective approaches to developing literacy skills in heritage language learners from a variety of languages. This will be a very interactive symposium designed to give practitioners from different languages a chance to share, but will also provide a great introduction to those who are just beginning to learn about the issues faced by heritage language learners.

Sponsoring organizations:
University of Washington: STARTALK Russian Program, Language Learning Center, Spanish Center, Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Center for Global Studies and Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.
Additional Sponsors: Aula Cervantes, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle.

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Symposium Resources

9:00-10:00 Session 1:
Who are the heritage learners: HL Community Profiles. Presentation | Handout
Presenters: Michele Anciaux Aoki (OSPI), Svetlana Abramova (UW, Russian), Veronika Egorova (UW STARTALK, Russian), Maria Gillman (UW, Spanish), Soohee Kim (UW, Korean), Tina Bogucharova (Jing Mei Elementary School, Bellevue School District)

10:10-11:10 Session 2:
How to work with heritage learners? Developing intercultural competence and advanced literacy skills.
Presentation | Handout
Presenters: Svetlana Abramova (UW, Russian), Veronika Egorova (UW STARTALK, Russian), Maria Gillman (UW, Spanish), José M. García-Sánchez (Eastern Washington University, Spanish)

11:20-12:00 Session 3:
Differentiation for mixed classes: together and apart. When and why to separate? Presentation | Handout
Presenters: Michele Anciaux Aoki (OSPI), Soohee Kim (UW, Korean)

1:00-2:00 Session 4:
Bridging the gap. What do universities and K-12 need to do/to know about heritage learners? Presentation | Handout | Placemat

2:10-3:00 Session 5:
Next Steps. Brainstorm & Evaluation.


Heritage Literacy Symposium Flyer (PDF)

Sponsored by:
University of Washington Language Learning Center Seattle, WA 98195-4340    Phone:(206) 543-0536     Email: startalk@uw.edu