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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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This archived website provides information and downloadable resources from the Teaching Spanish to Native Spanish Speakers website.
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Digests are short reports that highlight topics of interest. Download our free digests below or browse other collections outlined in the spotlight.


Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Language Learning Strategies
Zennia Hancock
University of Maryland, College Park, October 2002


La crianza de niños bilingües: preocupaciones comunes de los padres y las investigaciones actuales
Kendall King and Lyn Fogle
Georgetown University, February 2009


Selecting Materials to Teach Spanish to Spanish Speakers
Paula Winke, Center for Applied Linguistics, and Cathy Stafford
Georgetown University, May 2002


Spanish for Native Speakers: Developing Dual Language Proficiency
Joy Kreeft Peyton, Vickie W. Lewelling, and Paula Winke
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, December 2001


Spanish for U.S. Hispanic Bilinguals in Higher Education
Ana Roca
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, November 1992


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