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Culture And Instruction In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Clara Burgo Jan 2017

Culture And Instruction In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Clara Burgo

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Since cultural competence is inherent to language acquisition, it should take a central role in heritage language courses so that heritage language learners (HLLs) can make connections with their own culture and be aware of the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. This article presents an overview of the instruction and assessment of culture to promote critical thinking and reflection in order to reduce stereotypes and to validate the cultural heritage of HLLs. The current role of study abroad and service-learning to teach culture in the Spanish heritage language classroom is also discussed.