May 8, 2020

Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education. A conversation with J. Eik Diggs & Dr Cushing-Leubner

In this episode, I sit down with J. Eik Diggs & Dr Jenna Cushing-Leubner to discuss their program(s) on Heritage language education.

They discuss the program(s) in detail and share their personal stories and motivations for creating their "Growing Biliteries series" &  "Certificate in Heritage Language/Late Bilingual Education" program(s). 

 J. and Jenna take us on a journey of how we as educators can examine our teaching practices through a critical lens and move our pedagogy toward creating a more culturally and linguistically sustaining classroom.

They explain how this course can assist you in transforming your teaching and learning space into a community based, self-determining, language arts classroom that centers the multiethnic/multilingual students that fill our learning spaces. 

 If you are a Heritage language educator, or perhaps you will be in the near future, this podcast and this course are for you.

A link to the program(s) can be found here:

Heritage Language Education

You can contact Dr Cushing-Leubner at

and you can connect with J. Eik Diggs on

Twitter @jeikdiggs

Instagram @jeikdiggs 


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