HERITAGE

Description & Goals  
  • Reclaim a heritage language
  • Target Students
  • For language minority students who are English dominant and are desiring to learn the heritage language in grades K-12
  • Instructional Setting
  • Generally a course or after school opportunity
  • Significant focus on the heritage culture, as well as language
  • Teacher Requirements
  • Bilingual Authorization/BCLAD/BCC/CSET: World Languages 
  • KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL
    QUALITY LANGUAGE LEARNING MODELS


    Regardless of the specific program model, the key characteristics summarized below should be reflected across all language learning options:

    • Integration of language and culture
    • Active engagement and meaningful interaction
    • Contrastive analysis to build linguistic and cultural diversity within an affirming climate
    • Standards-aligned curriculum and high quality instructional materials, as well as exposure to authentic language models and texts.
    • Valid and appropriate assessment
    • Age appropriate instruction differentiated and scaffolded for different levels of language proficiency
    • Systemic professional development and support for teachers
    • Use of technology integrated into teaching and learning