September 18, 2019

Deconstructing the White Lens (3). Teaching Heritage language classes as a non-native white Spanish teacher

I interviewed Adrienne Brandenburg and Mary Beth Johnson about their experiences as Heritage Spanish language teachers, and about issues surrounding being a white, non-native Spanish teacher, and what that looks like in the classroom. This was an honest and open conversation about a subject that is often difficult to talk about. They handled these topics with the grace and understanding that comes from years in the classroom. Enjoy

Resources:

 You can find out more about Adrienne and Mary Beth at their website, Adventures in Heritage Teaching.   

Also there are two Facebook groups for Heritage language teachers, 1. Teachers of Spanish Heritage Speakers and 2. Teachers of Spanish as Heritage Language in the US. These are great groups for online Heritage language resources.  

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