Friday, April 21, 2023 11:30am to 1:45pm
About this Event
Just a small fraction of today’s college students will progress to the high-level, all-in-Spanish courses offered by language departments. But more than two-thirds enter college with the ability to understand Spanish when given context in English, support from their instructor, and time. “Teach in Spanglish” (http://teachinspanglish.org) is a pedagogical approach premised on the idea that students who have taken Spanish for at least two years in high school, at least one year in college, and/or who were raised in a bilingual environment can engage in high-level analysis of Spanish and Spanglish primary sources and original texts.
In this two-part workshop, co-founders Julie Weise (Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon) and Claudia Holguín Mendoza (Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, University of California, Riverside) will introduce University of Miami faculty to the methodology, its practical applications, and the program’s website and free resources.
Open to all faculty and graduate students at the University of Miami. Participants are encouraged to treat the workshop as a working lunch!
Julie Weise (Ph.D. Yale University) is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (University of North Carolian Press, 2015), which won the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians, among other distinctions. She is at work on a new book: “Guest Worker: A History of Ideas, 1919-85.” She teaches courses on race and immigration in the United States and globally. For 2022-23, she is the Fulbright-IMéRA-Aix-Marseille Université Chair in Migration Studies in Marseille, France.
Claudia Holguín Mendoza (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) is an Associate Professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of California, Riverside. She specializes in the sociolinguistics of race in the Mexican borderlands and Greater Mexico as well as critical pedagogies for the teaching of Spanish as a heritage language. She publishes in both English and Spanish and her work has appeared in journals such as International Multilingual Research Journal, Hispania, Studies in Hispanic & Lusophone Linguistics, Identities, and Frontera Norte.