The 9th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

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The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of both the variable linguistic reality of Spanish heritage bilingualism in the United States (and elsewhere), and the diverse pedagogical needs of students of Spanish as a heritage language. Researchers and educators in K–12 and higher education share theoretical and practical approaches to the study of Spanish as a heritage language from perspectives of various disciplines, including heritage language acquisition, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, and cultural studies, among others. This space allows participants to collaborate towards the implementation of pedagogies that enable heritage learners not only to develop their language proficiency but also to reflect on their own identity formation within a context of validation and empowerment.

The 9th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) will be hosted this year by the Spanish Heritage Track at Florida State University on Thursday, February 24th, to Saturday, February 26th, 2022. This year, the symposium will be held in person following the regular format of keynotes, conference presentations, academic panels, and workshops to allow attendees to share ideas about the different aspects of Spanish heritage language teaching and research.

The keynote speakers this year are: Dr. Diego Pascual y Cabo,  Dr. Amelia Tseng, and Dr. Cecilia Colombi." For more information visit this link:

Thank you to the Spanish & Portuguese Studies at UW for their Sponsorship. We hope to see you in Florida in February.