The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Conferences

1st Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education

Heritage Language Education: Challenges and Opportunities

May 4, 2002

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and Department of Portuguese hosted the 1st Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education, dedicated to the topic “Heritage Language Education: Challenges and Opportunities”. The conference featured two speakers: Professor John B. Webb (Princeton University), co-editor of Teaching Heritage Language Learners: Voices from the Classroom, who conducted a two-hour workshop, “Working Effectively with Heritage Language Learners” and Professor Elmano Costa (California State University, Stanislaus) who gave a lecture on “Portuguese Language Programs in California: A Decade of Transition.” These presentations were followed by a roundtable panel entitled “Voices from the Classroom,” moderated by Jane Carreiro of Dartmouth High School and featuring teachers of Portuguese from schools in the region.

Please click here to view the program.

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