‘Present and Future Directions in Heritage Language Instruction’ discussion, April 22

exerior, campus, fall, Lalumiere Hall, lamp, street light

Join the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures on Friday, April 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Lalumiere Language Hall 198 for a discussion on heritage language instruction at Marquette.  

Presentations by faculty members will highlight current research in the field and strategies to create an inclusive environment in the language classroom.  

Presentations will include: 

  • Dr. Pilar Bellver, associate professor of Spanish: “The Importance of Heritage Languages: New Directions in Language Instruction” 
  • Dr. Todd Hernandez, professor of Spanish: “Pragmatically Speaking: Learning How to Say What to Whom and When” 
  • Dr. Sonia Barnes, associate professor of Spanish: “Understanding Bilingualism: Heteroglossia and Translanguaging” 
  • Dr. Enaya Othman, associate professor of Arabic: “Heritage Students of Arabic at MU” 
  • Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez, associate professor of Spanish: “A Pedagogy of the Heart Fosters Educational Equity: Lessons from the Latinx Classroom” 

Refreshments will be served. No prior registration is required. With questions, contact Eugenia Afinoguénova, chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.