Edición Instituto Cervantes at FAS - Harvard University
Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio Reports. 032-06/2017EN. (Trans.)
Abstract: This brief report describes several textbooks, academic volumes, and online resources designed by and written for instructors who teach Spanish as a heritage language, as well as researchers who work in this field. It emphasizes the importance of both pedagogical and ideological considerations when selecting a textbook for Latino students of Spanish. The report concludes that although textbooks are important, they are one of several resources that make up a successful language class. It is essential the way instructors integrate their teaching materials with their daily classroom practices, in accordance with their students’ strengths and needs, as well as with their own disciplinary knowledge.