LangSource Annotated Bibliography
FUNDER: United States National Endowment for the Humanities
2001 – 2003
With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) collaborated with the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) to compile an online annotated bibliography of textbooks and materials used in heritage and native speaker Spanish language programs in K-12 and 13-16 school systems across the United States. The online annotated bibliography provides information on each textbook or material, including the publisher and ordering information, cost, ISBN, and a two- to five-hundred word annotation of the contents.
The annotated bibliography is stored as a searchable database on the Project Reach Web site.
A secondary, static listing of the information on the textbooks can be found at the following link: Spanish Textbooks and Materials for Spanish Native Speakers.
For additional information on resources for teaching SNS, visit CAL's Spanish for Native Speakers Web site.
Also visit these Web sites:
Selecting Materials to Teach Spanish to Spanish Speakers
The purpose of this digest is twofold—to raise awareness of the range of SNS materials available to teachers and school districts, and to emphasize the importance of articulated SNS programs with well-sequenced materials. It describes published resources that list and review available SNS materials and gives an overview of the types of materials available. It also provides guidelines for selecting textbooks and other materials for SNS classes or for classes with both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking students. (Winke and Stafford, 2002)
Spanish for Spanish Speakers: Developing Dual Language Proficiency
This digest defines what the term "heritage learner" can encompass, and elaborates on: the need for SNS courses; SNS student characteristics; the goals of SNS instruction; SNS program design, instructional strategies, and materials; and provides a list of references. (Kreeft Peyton, Lewelling and Winke, 2001)
Free Downloadable Brochure
"Why Start and Maintain an SNS Program?"
This CAL brochure explains the importance of SNS programs and gives references to the Project REACH Web site and other resources on SNS materials. (Roca and Colombi, 2002)
CAL Archive: Resource Guide Online
Teaching Spanish to Spanish Speakers
In response to the need for appropriate instruction for students with Hispanic language and cultural backgrounds, "Spanish for Spanish Speakers" courses are increasingly more common in K-12 and university education. Conferences and summer institutes for teachers are also more prevalent. A Special Interest Group on Spanish for Native Speakers has been formed within ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). This group is concerned with the teaching and learning of Spanish by individuals who have a home background in the language. Curricula have also been developed especially for these students. Publications, Web sites, conferences, listservs, and other information on this topic are presented below, followed by a search of the ERIC database to guide further research. (Roca, Marcos and Winke, 2001)