• National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

    NSSHL is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the reality of...

    The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the reality of Spanish heritage speakers and their pedagogical needs.

    NSSHL 2022 is organized by the Spanish Heritage Track at FSU.

    Read more  about Spanish Heritage Track at FSU

  • National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

    NSSHL is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the variable linguistic reality...

    The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the reality of Spanish heritage speakers and their pedagogical needs.

    NSSHL 2022 is organized by the Spanish Heritage Track at FSU.

    Read more  about Spanish Heritage Track at FSU

  • National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

    NSSHL is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the variable linguistic reality...

    The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the reality of Spanish heritage speakers and their pedagogical needs.

    NSSHL 2022 is organized by the Spanish Heritage Track at FSU.

    Read more  about Spanish Heritage Track at FSU

  • National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

    NSSHL is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the variable linguistic reality...

    The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the reality of Spanish heritage speakers and their pedagogical needs.

    NSSHL 2022 is organized by the Spanish Heritage Track at FSU.

    Read more  about Spanish Heritage Track at FSU

  • National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

    NSSHL is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the variable linguistic reality...

    The National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (NSSHL) is an intellectual forum for the discussion of the reality of Spanish heritage speakers and their pedagogical needs.

    NSSHL 2022 is organized by the Spanish Heritage Track at FSU.

    Read more  about Spanish Heritage Track at FSU

NSSHL 2022 is planned tentatively as an in-person event that will take place in February 2022 at Florida State University. We are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation to ensure the health and safety of our plenaries, panelists, attendees, and our community. We will share more information about the symposium’s dates and format, as necessary. We thank you for your participation in NSSHL 2022.

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.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Diego Pascual y Cabo 
  • Amelia Tseng
  • Cecilia Colombi 

For more information, please visit the Keynote Speakers page.

Advising Faculty and Staff:

  • Alberta Gatti, Director, ILETC, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Margaret Wright-Cleveland, Director of Faculty Development, FSU
  • Racha Sattati, Administrator, Winthrop-king Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, FSU

 

Organizing Committee


  • Anel Brandl
    Florida State University
  • Delia Poey
    Florida State University
  • Estrella Rodriguez
    Florida State University
  • Angélica Amezcua
    University of Washington
  • Evelyn Durán Urrea
    Lehman College, CUNY

Please contact NSSHL for more information.

Co-sponsors

This event was made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies from the University of Washington.

Additional Co-Sponsors:

  • Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at FSU

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