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Friday, March 22 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
“Is This How They Really Talk?” Teaching Non-Standard Language (3-9)

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Students often express a desire to learn how people *really* speak a language, but many teachers feel that they must teach only “correct” language, so that students can succeed academically. This session presents the results of a research study in which French, Spanish, and ESL teachers were asked to reflect, through interviews with other teachers, on their approach to teaching standard and nonstandard language. Results shed light on the importance of teaching culture embedded in language and language attitudes.

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Laurel Hodges Abreu

Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Southern Mississippi
I'm a linguist and Associate Professor of Spanish at USM. Some of my current research interests include social justice in world language education and the pedagogy of linguistics.

Friday March 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
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