Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction (MAE)

First Committee Member

Dr. Kristin Bourdage, Ph.D.


Dr. Daniel Cho, Ph.D.

Second Committee Member

Dr. Adele Weiss, Ph.D.


Heritage Language Learners, Heritage Spanish Speaking, Curriculum Development, Spanish Curriculum

Subject Categories

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Higher Education


The number of Heritage language learners (HLL's) is growing steadily in the United States. These students are not challenged by the foreign language curriculum. These students provide unique challenges that a Spanish foreign language (FL) classroom is not prepared for. The aim of this research is to provide tools to teachers who will have to teach HLL's to help develop a curriculum specifically designed to meet these unique needs.



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