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3rd National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language
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2/18/2016 to 2/20/2016
When: Feb 18-20, 2016
Where: University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 
United States

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Call for papers

The Department of ROMANCE LANGUAGES at the University of Oregon cordially invites abstract submissions to the thirdSymposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language to be held on February 18-20, 2016. Abstracts will be selected for 20-minute presentations (with 10 minutes for discussion) as well as for poster presentations.

We hope to receive abstracts (in Spanish or English) from researchers, teachers, and students representing all viewpoints and subfields of study to share, discuss, and explore both theoretical and practical knowledge in any area of Spanish Heritage Bilingual Development.

We are proud to announce the participation of the following Plenary Speakers:

-       Dr. Jennifer Leeman, George Mason University
-       Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills, Oregon State University
-       Bill Santiago, comedian, author, TV commentator

Concurrent with the conference on Saturday, we will host two workshop sessions that aim to provide participants withideas, resources, strategies, and practical advice for (i) teaching Spanish language courses where both heritage learners and foreign language learners are enrolled, as well as for (ii) the creation and/or improvement of quality language programs that deliver the most optimal learning environment for Spanish heritage learners. There will be separate sessions focusing on K-12, and higher education.

**All student presenters will be eligible for consideration for a most promising scholar award** 

Call deadline: December 2nd, 2015
Notification of acceptance: December 22nd, 2015

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