One Day In Online Heritage Language Teaching – April 2020

Teachers in heritage classrooms all over the country are keeping their heritage students connected to Spanish and interesting content despite having taken their classes online. Here is some of their work below! Read and be inspired.

Since the number of submissions was a bit down this time around, I decided to include more than one slide for those who submitted two. Everything was done during the week of April 20th, 2020.


Maureen Aguilar from Colorado offers a weekly calendar of assignments based on what’s been happening around COVID-19 in the Spanish-speaking world. She takes advantage of the world of Google and apps for students to submit work.

Monica Morana is teaching her students about “animales en peligro de extinción” and has her students answer on a Google doc.

Adrienne Brandenberg from Colorado is having her students write information books.

Jen López from Minnesota is having her students interact with a variety of texts – lists, poetry, and reactions to poetry. Students also do journal entries.

Chris Cashman, this big dork from Illinois, did two classes of content from the website Quora, and found a new outlet of writing for an authentic audience.

Courtney Nygaard from Minnesota taught about intersectionality and how they interpreted their identity in the world.

Kristin Montgomery of Wisconsin presents plans from two levels of Spanish Language Arts. There are questions about capitalism vs communism, the reading of a play, and discussions about the ethics of technology.

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