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AQUINO-STERLING, Cristian R.,. Metalinguistic knowledge at play: using Common Core enEspañol to develop teaching-specific Spanish competencies in bilingual teacher education in the U.S.A. Comunicación [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.2, pp. 47-57. ISSN 0379-3974.

The present article describes how "Common Core enEspañol" (CC-E) standards can be employed as didactic resources for facilitating the development of teaching-specific (professional) Spanish competencies in bilingual teacher education. After describing the U.S. context of CC-E, and addressing the language and metalinguistic demands these new standards denote for K-12 students and teachers, the author provides a description of a content-based and task-based instructional activity implemented in a bilingual teacher education course he designed and facilitated. The activity served to develop future bilingual teachers' metalinguistic knowledge (difference between the Spanish "diptongo" and "hiato") and functional teaching-specific Spanish competencies (explanation of the main differences between the metalinguistic concepts outlined). The article then focuses on the analysis of a written student response resulting from the activity. It concludes by outlining curricular and pedagogical implications for developing professional Spanish competencies in bilingual teacher education within a U.S. context.

Palavras-chave : Bilingual teacher education; United States of America; Common Core enEspañol; contentbased and task-based language teaching; teaching-specific Spanish.

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