Understanding Heritage and Domestic Language Learners

Author(s): 
Karen E. Johnson & Joan Kelly Hall, Penn State
Publication Type: 
CD, Multimedia
Year: 
2010
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-0-9793950-7-9
Price: 
$15 [+S&H]

Online purchase is temporarily unavailable. Please contact Gabriela Appel at gxa9@psu.edu to order the publication.

Johnson, K. E., & Hall, J. K. (2010). Understanding heritage and domestic language learners. University Park, PA. CALPER Publications.

Understanding Heritage and Domestic Language Learners combines case-based learning with multimedia technology. It is organized around six conceptual strands:

- Descriptions of learners' backgrounds and prior experiences
- Perceptions of heritage/domestic definitions and distinctions
- Motivation for language study
- Perspectives on their strengths/weaknesses as language learners
- Descriptions of learners' plans for the future
- Explorations

The resource provides a window into actual language classrooms, showcasing the complexities of addressing the needs of both heritage and domestic learners in the same language classroom.