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Use this brochure to advocate for a Spanish for Native Speakers program in your school or district, start one, or improve one already in place. The brochure can be used with school board members, school and district administrators, Spanish teachers, and parents of Spanish-speaking students.
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Links are provided to articles of interest to educators and researchers focused on Spanish for native Spanish speakers.


Foreign Language Anxiety and Heritage Students of Spanish: A Quantitative Study
Michael Tallon, Foreign Language Annals, Spring 2009:
Vol. 42, No. 1


Founding a High School Spanish for Native Speakers Program
Belinda Sauret, Ph.D., Oakwood, Georgia


Engaging Critical Pedagogy: Spanish for Native Speakers
Jennifer Leeman, George Mason University


Humanities Connections in the Teaching of Spanish to Native Speakers
Thomas M. Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities


Spanish for K-8 Heritage Speakers: A Standards-Based Curriculum Project
Kim Potowski, The University of Illinois at Chicago and Jorge Berne, Amy Clark, and Amy Hammerand, Chicago Public Schools, Hispania, 2008, 91(1), 25-41


Spanish Language Assessments for Dual Language Programs


State of the Field: An Overview of SNS Practice in the United States


Teacher Development and National Standards for Spanish as a Heritage Language
Potowski, K. C., M. (2004). Foreign Language Annals. 37 (3).


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