CARLA Presentation: The Effects of Guided Strategic Planning on Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Heritage Speakers’ Written Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency
Thursday, March 31, 2022
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Previous research about the effects of strategic or pre-task planning on second language accuracy have reported mixed and inconclusive results (i.e. Crookes, 1989; Yuan and Ellis, 2003; Kawauchi, 2005) and the impact on bilinguals such as Spanish heritage speakers of varying proficiency levels has not been explored. This presentation analyzes the interaction between strategic planning and proficiency on the written complexity, accuracy, and fluency of second-generation Spanish heritage speakers. Implications for the instruction of Spanish heritage speakers will be discussed.
Vivian H. Franco Díaz is a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the acquisition of Spanish as a second and heritage language, specifically academic writing development; language ideologies; and Spanish heritage language education.