Sara Beaudrie received her doctorate in second language and teaching with a minor in Spanish linguistics from the University of Arizona. She earned her master's teaching English as a second language from there as well. Her research interests include heritage language development and classroom instruction, language program development, bilingualism, and heritage language assessment and literacy development. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented in national conferences on heritage language pedagogy and development. She is the co-editor of Spanish as a heritage language in the United States: "The State of the Field," published by Georgetown University Press and the co-author of “Heritage language pedagogy: Research and Practice,” published with McGraw Hill. Her new co-edited book is entitled: "Innovative strategies for heritage language teaching: Guidelines for the classroom."
Professor Beaudrie was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina but has been living in Arizona for the past 19 years. She comes to ASU from the University of Arizona, where she was an associate professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Department and directed the Spanish for heritage learners program. For the School of International Letters and Cultures, she is in charge of the Spanish language program and the Spanish heritage language program. As an associate professor of Spanish linguistics, she teaches graduate courses in second and heritage language pedagogy and bilingualism. She is also the lead faculty for the PhD track in heritage language pedagogy and research.