heritage, language, learners, proficiency
The paper will compare heritage language learners (HLL) with traditional learners of Russian as a foreign language (L2 learners). We will focus on the Intermediate-High and higher levels of proficiency in order to determine whether these two groups of students can profitably share the classroom and use a common curriculum. The findings of a new study as well as UCLA Flagship experience over several years confirm that these two groups are compatible at higher levels of oral proficiency as measured by oral proficiency tests.
Kagan, Olga and Kudyma, Anna
"Heritage Language Learners of Russian and L2 Learners in the Flagship Program: A Comparison,"
Russian Language Journal: Vol. 62:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rlj/vol62/iss1/4