This article describes the summer language courses of Portuguese and Russian focused on STEM and offered through the STARTALK Program at the University of Washington. The courses are described in a way that can serve as a model for others, sharing proficiency results that students use to earn Competency-Based World Language Credits that can be applied to a Seal of Biliteracy, and providing some tips based on what we have learned over the seven years of working with heritage language secondary school students.
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Getting to Advanced: Challenging Heritage Language Learners to Step Outside Their Comfort Zone
Viana da Silva, Eduardo; Svetlana Abramova; Michele Aoki; and Bridget Yaden. “Getting to Advanced: Challenging Heritage Language Learners to Step Outside Their Comfort Zone.” The Language Educator. (vol. 8, n. 3). American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: New York, March 2018.