Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish, presented “Heritage speakers (back) in Mexico: U.S.-raised children in Mexican public schools,” at the Annual Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February. Tacelosky’s panel, using research she conducted while a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico, attempted to draw together linguists and educators to advance dialogue and a research agenda regarding the linguistic needs of heritage Spanish speakers raised in the U.S. who learned to speak Spanish at home before returning to Mexico.
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Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, professor of Spanish, continues to share her research, which began in 2010 with a Fulbright Scholar Grant in Puebla, Mexico and continued with a second Fulbright Award to Zacatecas, Mexico in the 2018–2019 academic year. She gave the keynote address “Education and Languages in an Age of Globalization,” at the Language and Society Conference of the International Sociological Association and by the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair in Warsaw Poland, earlier this month. Tacelosky’s research on students who children who return to Mexico after having lived and been educated in the U.S., involved interviewing families in Mexico, and led to her developing a curriculum to train teachers. See the Seattle Times article “Life After Deportation” to learn more.