Online Heritage Language Instruction

An interview with Dr. Florencia Henshaw from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Florencia Henshaw, instructor and authority on heritage language pedagogy, as well as author of the paper "Second Language and HL Learner Interactions" in the Heritage Language Journal, speaks on methods of engaging HL learners during online course of instruction to both invoke their creativity and aid them in making genuine language gains.

Additional Resources

Study on Mixed Groups:

Henshaw, F. G. (2015). Learning outcomes of L2-heritage learner interaction: The proof is in the posttests. Heritage Language Journal, 12(3), 245-270.

Dr. Henshaw's website on technology resources for language teaching:

An example of a video reading (in Spanish):


Carreira, M. (2020, October 27). Online Heritage Language Instruction [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

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Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020