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Sunday, May 2 • 8:00am - 9:00am
307. Assessing Heritage Language Learners: Teacher Knowledge, Practices, and Needs

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As the number of heritage language learners (HLLs) in the U.S. continues to grow, it is important to consider the unique backgrounds that these students bring to the language classroom. Classroom practices must be designed to support, celebrate, and value HLLs, and more research is needed on assessment uses and challenges when working with this population. This session presents results from an online survey of 215 educators of HLLs who have a home or cultural connection to the language they are learning. The survey examined educators’ knowledge, experiences, and needs related to assessing HLLs. Presenters will highlight the findings, discuss implications for future resource development, and present a free online tutorial on assessment that has been updated to support teachers of HLLs.


Meg Malone

Georgetown University/AELRC, Washington, DC

Jamie Morgan

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

Meg Montee

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
  Pre-recorded; Research Roundtable