Heritage Speakers in Study Abroad

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Heritage Speakers in Study Abroad
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This CALPER project builds on data gathered of heritage Spanish speakers in study abroad contexts obtained in a previous CALPER grant cycle. The objective of the project is to develop a functional guide for administrators and for students that will provide activities to enhance tjhe language learning experience of this unique student population. The guide is to a) help to better understand heritage speakers and their particular needs when going abroad and b) provide guidance to implement initiatives that effectively foster language development and cultural adjustment. The guide will initiailly be used by the California State University System in their state-wide atudy abroad program for heritage Spanish speakers.