Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language

In J. Hellebrandt & L. T. Varona (Eds.), Construyendo puentes (Building bridges): Concepts and models for service-learning in Spanish (pp. 49–60). Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education. Office of Leadership and ...

Advances in Spanish as a Heritage Language

Bringing together contributions from some of the leading experts in the field of Spanish as a Heritage Language, this volume aims to provide an in-depth understanding of current and emerging trends in research and praxis. To this end, the volume is divided into three thematic units. The first unit surveys the study of Spanish heritage speaker bilingualism from a formal/theoretical linguistic point of view. The second unit focuses on issues shaping the current state of affairs in heritage language education. Finally, the third unit maps out future lines of development within heritage language instruction. The wide topical scope within this single volume will undoubtedly provide a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals working in different areas of Spanish as a heritage language.

Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities for Language Learners

Lesman, A. (2004) From service-learning to social activism: Growing the 'soul of a citizen'. ... In J. Hellebrandt and L. Varona (eds) Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges): Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish (pp.

Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities for Language Learners

While much research has been done on experiential learning opportunities in study abroad settings, there are fewer publications devoted to experiential learning in the domestic context. This volume aims to fill that gap by providing a collection of chapters highlighting research-based innovations in experiential learning in domestic settings. The book focuses on three experiential learning contexts: community engagement experiences, professional engagement experiences and other unique experiential contexts such as language camps and houses. The collection focuses on the US context but the research projects and curricular innovations described here can serve as models for educators working in other local contexts and will encourage interested practitioners to explore experiential learning opportunities in their local areas. It will also provide the reader with a better understanding of this growing field of inquiry and should appeal to graduate students and researchers who are interested in experiential language learning.

Building Bridges Not Walls Construyamos puentes no muros

Construir. puentes. entre. los. diversos. grupos. culturales. Escenario: Una parroquia está compuesta por tres grupos culturales distintos, cada uno de los cuales habla una lengua diferente. Aunque en algunas ocasiones, como en el día ...

Building Bridges  Not Walls   Construyamos puentes  no muros

Are you a leader, clergy or lay, in a Catholic parish wrestling with how to bridge the multiple ethnic, linguistic, and racial communities that increasingly comprise your parish? With these cultural backgrounds frequently come diverse perspectives on everything from how to communicate with each other to how to understand God. In addition, such cultural divisions all too often manifest differences in the access these communities have to parish decision-making structures. In Building Bridges, Not Walls - Construyamos puentes, no muros, John Francis Burke highlights the dramatic impact the growing Latino presence is having in parishes across the country, considers the theology of inculturation and intercultural ministry, and provides practical pastoral ministry suggestions on doing intercultural ministry. Includes full text in both English and Spanish. ¿Eres un líder, clérigo o laico que trabaja en una parroquia católica y que lucha todos los días por llegar a las diversas comunidades étnicas, lingüísticas y raciales cada vez más presentes en su parroquia? Estos grupos poseen como parte de su cultura diversas formas de ser y de pensar, desde cómo comunicarse con los demás hasta la misma concepción de Dios. Además, esas diferencias culturales a menudo implican una mayor o menor posibilidad de acceder a las estructuras de gobierno dentro de la parroquia. En Construyamos puentes, no muros – Building Bridges, Not Walls, John Francis Burke muestra el impacto tan grande que los latinos están teniendo en las parroquias del país; explica la teología de la inculturación y del ministerio intercultural; y ofrece sugerencias prácticas para quienes trabajan en este último. Incluye texto complete en Inglés y Español.

Project Based Learning in Second Language Acquisition

Under the auspices of the AAHE (The American Association for Higher Education) Josef Hellebrandt and Lucía T. Varona co-edited in 1999 the ground-breaking volume Construyendo Puentes [Building Bridges]: Concepts and Models for ...

Project Based Learning in Second Language Acquisition

This book showcases pedagogical tools for learning languages through interdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL). Chapters demonstrate a diverse range of PBL activities that help students build communities of practice within classroom settings, and across local and global communities. Too often, learning a language can become a static endeavor, confined to a classroom and a singular discipline. But language is dynamic and fluid no matter the setting in which learning takes place. In acknowledging this, this volume explores how PBL and community-engagement pedagogies serve to combine learning goals and community service in ways that enhance student growth and facilitate second language development in an interdisciplinary, multilingual, and multicultural higher education learning environment. Chapters touch on activities and approaches including spoken-word poetry, environmental projects, social activism, study abroad, and in-service learning. This book will be of interest to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of language education, second language acquisition, higher education, and comparative and international education.

Community Based Language Learning

In Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges): Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Spanish, edited by Josef Hellebrant and Lucía Varona. Sterling, VA: Stylus. (Rev. ed. pub. 2005.) Hayes, Elisabeth, and Sondra Cuban. 1997.

Community Based Language Learning

Community-based Language Learning offers a new framework for world language educators interested in integrating community-based language learning (CBLL) into their teaching and curricula. CBLL connects academic learning objectives with experiential learning, ranging from reciprocal partnerships with the community (e.g., community engagement, service learning) to one-directional learning situations such as community service and site visits. This resource prepares teachers to implement CBLL by offering solid theoretical frameworks alongside real-world case studies and engaging exercises, all designed to help students build both language skills and authentic relationships as they engage with world language communities in the US. Making the case that language learning can be a tool for social change as well, Community-based Language Learning serves as a valuable resource for language educators at all levels, as well as students of language teaching methodology and community organizations working with immigrant populations.

Service Learning Paradigms

In J. Hellebrandt & L. Varona , ( Eds . ) , Construyendo puentes ( building bridges ) : Concepts and models for service - learning in Spanish , ( pp . 9-31 ) . Washington , D.C .: American Association of Higher Education .

Service Learning Paradigms

The papers in this volume have been selected primarily from the presentations at the International Symposium on Service-Learning, cosponsored by Stellenbosch University in South Africa and the University of Indianapolis in the United States. It aims to explore service-learning paradigms for the 21st century: New Paradigms for Theory, Research and Curriculum Development; New Paradigms for Teaching and Learning; and Paradigms for Intercommunity and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. This volume provides clear evidence that the paradigm of service-learning has gone global and international. Service-learning has become the new coin of the academic and civic realm for issues of connecting teaching. scholarship, and community services

Translating for the Community

Paper presented at International Conference on Community Translation, University of Western Sydney, 11–13 September, 2014. ... In J. Hellebrandt and L.T. Varona (eds) Construyendo Puentes = Building Bridges: Concepts and Models for ...

Translating for the Community

Written by translation practitioners, teachers and researchers, this edited volume is a much-needed contribution to the under-researched area of community translation. Its chapters outline the specific nature and challenges of community translation (e.g. language policies, language variation within target communities, literacy levels), quality standards, training and the relationship between community translation as a professional practice and volunteer or crowd-sourced translation. A number of chapters also provide insights into the situation of community translation and initiatives taking place in different countries (e.g. Australia, South Africa, Spain, the USA or the UK). The book is of interest to translation practitioners, researchers and trainers, particularly those working or interested in the specific field of community translation, as well as to translation students on undergraduate, postgraduate or further education courses covering translation in general or community translation in particular.

Resources in Education

ED 449 615 A National Strategy for the Education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples , 1996-2002 . ... ED 449 665 Second Language Learning Construyendo Puentes ( Building Bridges ) : Concepts and Models for Service ...

Resources in Education


Spanish Sentences Vol 1

Yo construyo puentes. I build bridges. Yo construyo puentes. I am buildingbridges. Estoy construyendo unpuente. I am building a bridge. Estoy construyendo el puente. I am building thebridge. Voy a construir unpuente.

Spanish Sentences Vol 1

SPANISH SENTENCES Vol.1: English & Spanish THIS EDITION: The dual-language text has been arranged into sentences for quick and easy cross-referencing. The text can be used on its own. However, the content is ideal for reinforcing grammar, and as a precursor to more advanced bilingual editions. This digital edition contains the content in ‘English to Spanish’ and ‘Spanish to English’ formats. Once a student has studied the basics, a suitable book about basic grammar is helpful. The suggestion is that it be studied more with the intent of recognition and understanding, rather than memorising and obsessive rote learning. Go through as much of the book you feel you can digest — maybe even the whole book — skipping over what is not easily understood. Then, read through a portion of text in this book, looking for examples of what you have picked up (or gleaned) in your hopefully not so arduous study of grammar. Even repeatedly seeing a word that you remember seeing listed as a ‘subject pronoun’ or a ‘third person plural’ verb of some sort is a great help. Then, depending on your inclination, return to the grammar book (or your basic Spanish book), or move on to lengthier bilingual text — like in 2Language Books texts containing news or stories, for example —, or find some suitable Spanish text: a simple novel, a Spanish news website, etc. Grammar books will likely have some verb charts. However, there are currently good on-line resources that go further — dictionaries with a verb conjugation ‘search’ option. Many basic language books offer some form of audio support. Internet services — primarily news based radio stations — offer podcasts. Audio from television is an additional resource, and can be formatted for use on various digital platforms. However, if audio is an important component of your interest in languages, electronic devices that support quality text-to-speech (TTS) will likely be appealing. With a library card, TTS technology (in a device that supports the relevant content), and the above mentioned resources, an entire language learning system is available for not much more than a cup of coffee! There is no substantial financial outlay to get you started. Furthermore, there are no additional ongoing fees (and updates), and there are no expiry dates on ‘premium’ content and resources. (A Dual-Language Book Project) 2Language Books

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Indeed, an important thread running through the five chapters in this section is how we go about construyendo puentes or building bridges (Irizarry & Nieto, this section), and creating affinities between qualitative and quantitative ...

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Providing a comprehensive review of rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship relevant to educational issues which impact Latinos, this Handbook captures the field at this point in time. Its unique purpose and function is to profile the scope and terrain of academic inquiry on Latinos and education. Presenting the most significant and potentially influential work in the field in terms of its contributions to research, to professional practice, and to the emergence of related interdisciplinary studies and theory, the volume is organized around five themes: history, theory, and methodology policies and politics language and culture teaching and learning resources and information. The Handbook of Latinos and Education is a must-have resource for educational researchers, graduate students, teacher educators, and the broad spectrum of individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and institutions sharing a common interest in and commitment to the educational issues that impact Latinos.

Multiculturalism in Libraries

Southeast Branch Library , Stockton - San Joaquin County Public Library " Construyendo Puentes Building Bridges " targets the Hispanic community in Southeast Stockton . The library's community - needs assessment identified the target ...

Multiculturalism in Libraries

"Diversity is going to be the greatest challenge for libraries in the next century, but more books like this one, which seriously look at the many complicated issues, should smooth the way." RQ

Women of Color in Higher Education

Within this context, Hispanic women administrators may serve as facilitators in that which Villenas and Foley (2010) describe as construyendo puentes – that is, building bridges. Clearly, such a metaphor aligns well with acculturation ...

Women of Color in Higher Education

Focuses on African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Asian-Pacific American women whose increased presence in senior level administrative and academic positions in higher education is transforming the political climate to be more inclusive of women of color.

The Wiley International Handbook of Service Learning for Social Justice

proficiency while the narrow definition emphasizes the linguistic competence of the learner. ... service learning came with the publication in 1999 of Hellebrandt and Varona's Construyendo Puentes: Building Bridges: Concepts and Models ...

The Wiley International Handbook of Service Learning for Social Justice

A comprehensive guide to service-learning for social justice written by an international panel of experts The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice offers a review of recent trends in social justice that have been, until recently, marginalized in the field of service-learning. The authors offer a guide for establishing and nurturing social justice in a variety of service-learning programs, and show that incorporating the principles of social justice in service-learning can empower communities to resist and disrupt oppressive power structures, and work for solidarity with host and partner communities. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Handbook contains a critique of the field’s roots in charity; a review of the problematization of Whitenormativity, paired with the bolstering of diverse voices and perspectives; and information on the embrace of emotional elements including tension, ambiguity, and discomfort. This important resource: Considers the role of the community in service-learning and other community‑engaged models of education and practice Explores the necessity of disruption and dissonance in service-learning Discusses a number of targeted issues that often arise in service-learning contexts Offers a practical guide to establishing and nurturing social justice at the heart of an international service-learning program Written for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, scholars, and educators, The Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice highlights social justice as a conflict‑ridden struggle against inequality, xenophobia, and oppression, and offers practical suggestions for incorporating service-learning programs in various arenas.

The Routledge Handbook of Korean as a Second Language

Learning the basics of Spanish translation: Articulating a balance between theory and practice through community service. In E. Zlotkowski, J. Hellebrandt, & L. T. Varona (Eds.), Construyendo puentes (Building bridges): Concepts and ...

The Routledge Handbook of Korean as a Second Language

The Routledge Handbook of Korean as a Second Language aims to define the field and to present the latest research in Korean as a second language (KSL). It comprises a detailed overview of the field of KSL teaching and learning, discusses its development, and captures critical cutting-edge research within its major subfields. As the first handbook of KSL published in English, this book will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, language teachers, curriculum developers, and researchers in the fields of KSL and applied linguistics. While each chapter will be authored by internationally renowned scholars in its major subfields, the handbook aims to maintain accessibility so that it can also be of value to non-specialists.

Service Learning in Higher Education

References A Service - Learning Project Meeting the need of Campus and Latino Community 109 Bringle , R. G. ... In J. Hellebrandt & T. L. Varona , ( Eds . ) , Construyendo puentes ( building bridges ) : Concepts and models for service ...

Service Learning in Higher Education

This book emerges from the discourse of the Third International Symposium on Service-Learning held at the University of Indianapolis in Athens, Greece, in November 2009 as part of the biennial collection of papers on service-learning. This fourth collection highlights service-learning (SL) theories and methods in higher education, presents selected case studies of local projects that exemplify the theories and methods in action, and points the way toward future possibilities for international partnerships. Part One demonstrates how practitioners have translated SL theory into model programs of best practices. Part Two examines nationally based SL experiences that enrich indigenous local communities, national communities, and teaching institutions. Part Three explores international SL (ISL) programs with their unique reciprocal national relationships, hybrid methodologies, and site-specific challenges. Part Four covers networking national SL settings to international venues while forecasting SL concepts that span academic disciplines and geographic distances. The selected papers in this collection were contributed by educators in twenty-three universities in four countries.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language

programs that incorporate HL insights, thus consolidating the role of SP and CSL within HL education through its next ... the increasing interest of language scholars in CSL: Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges): Concepts and Models ...

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language brings together contributions from leading linguists, educators and Latino Studies scholars involved in teaching and working with Spanish heritage language speakers. This state-of-the-art overview covers a range of topics within five broad areas: Spanish in U.S. public life, Spanish heritage language use and systems, educational contexts, Latino studies perspectives and Spanish outside the U.S. The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage Language addresses for the first time the linguistic, educational and social aspects of heritage Spanish speakers in one volume making it an indispensable reference for anyone working with Spanish as a heritage language.

Effects of Service Learning in Foreign and Second Language Courses

Construyendo puentes [Building Bridges]: Concepts and models for service learning in Spanish. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education. Kozulin, A., Gindis, B., Ageyev, V., & Miller, S. (Eds.). (2003).

Effects of Service Learning in Foreign and Second Language Courses

This edited volume brings together several original studies that critically examine the quantitative and qualitative effects of service-learning (SL) on foreign and second language learning, and its impact on communities, learners, pre-service teacher candidates, and faculty-researchers. The book focuses on two key aspects: Innovative SL methodologies that seek to develop linguistic and cultural competencies and empirical investigations on the SL effects on all stakeholders. The analysis presented provides a unique insight into the challenges and future directions of SL research, pedagogical assessment, and community impact.

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment

Donato, R. and Tucker, G.R. (2010) Tale of Two Schools: Developing Sustainable Early Foreign Language Programs. ... Hellebrandt, J. and Varona, L.T. (1999) Construyendo puentes. Building Bridges: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning ...

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum  Pedagogy and Assessment

The research and debates surrounding curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are ever-growing and are of constant importance around the globe. With two volumes - containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to understanding and building expertise in the field – The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment focuses on examining how curriculum is treated and developed, and its impact on pedagogy and assessment worldwide. The Handbook is organised into five thematic sections, considering: · The epistemology and methodology of curriculum · Curriculum and pedagogy · Curriculum subjects · Areas of the curriculum · Assessment and the curriculum · The curriculum and educational policy The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment’s breadth and rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students around the world.

Community Service Learning for Spanish Heritage Learners

In D. Landis & J. M. Bennett (Eds.), Handbook of intercultural training (3rd ed.; pp. ... In J. Hellebrandt & L. T. Varona (Eds.), Construyendo puentes (building bridges): Concepts and models for service-learning in Spanish (pp.

Community Service Learning for Spanish Heritage Learners

This book proposes community service-learning as a critical pedagogy that connects learners and communities to address key challenges in heritage language education. The book’s purpose is two-fold: to fill a crucial gap in empirical research on community service-learning in the heritage language context, as well as to provide language educators and practitioners essential guidelines for designing community service-learning courses, with particular attention paid to the characteristics and needs of Spanish heritage language learners. This book presents compelling evidence demonstrating the central role community service-learning plays in developing heritage language learners’ identities, connections to the heritage language community, language attitudes, and social, cultural, and sociolinguistic awareness. Importantly, this book also addresses the often-overlooked perspectives of community partners and liaisons. As the first original research monograph on community service-learning for Spanish heritage language learners, this pioneering book will undoubtedly aid students, instructors and administrators across all levels of language education.