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Past SNS Events of Interest

2009 Spanish in the United States &
Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

February 19-21, 2009
The Biltmore Hotel/The David William Hotel Coral Gables
Miami, Florida, USA

Founded in 1980, the Spanish in the US Conference brings together researchers from various disciplines – such as linguistics, sociology, anthropology, education, and legal studies – investigating a wide range of topics related to Spanish and Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Since 1991, the Spanish in the US Conference has been held in conjunction with the Spanish in Contact with Other Languages Conference, allowing productive connections between researchers focusing on the US context and researchers investigating the entire Spanish-speaking world. In recent years, interest and participation have increased dramatically, thanks to both the growing public and scholarly recognition of Spanish-speaking communities in the United States.

Partial List of Invited Speakers and Special Session Participants/Chairs:
Dr. Cecilia Colombi, University of California, Davis
Dr. María Carreira, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Ricardo Otheguy, City University of New York
Dr. Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Rainer Enrique Hamel, UNAM, México
Dr. Luis Ortiz López, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Featured Heritage Alliance Presentation:
Resources for Teaching Spanish to Hispanic Bilingual Students in the United States

Joy Kreeft Peyton, Center for Applied Linguistics
Ana Roca, Florida International University
Ana Maria Schwartz, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Adriana Val, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Teachers of Spanish classes for Spanish speakers need information and resources to guide their instruction. This session gave an overview of the US context in which the language education of Spanish speakers takes place. The preseneters then reviewed the information that teachers of Spanish speakers need and sources of that information. Finally, the presenters reviewed the resources available to teachers, provide a list of selection criteria, and suggested ways to promote information and resource sharing in the field. The session included time for discussion and suggestions for promoting information sharing.

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AATSP Annual Meeting
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2008 Convention
Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotels
Orlando, FL
November 20–23, 2008

Visit the ACTFL 2008 Convention Web site.

Learn more about CAL presentations at ACTFL 2008.

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers of Spanish to Spanish Speakers (2000)
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