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Past Presentations

First International Conference on Heritage Languages

February 19 – 21, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
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Developing and Maintaining Vital, Sustainable Heritage Languages in the United States
Researchers working on language revitalization and policy argue that three areas of activity are critical: capacity development, opportunity creation, and attitude improvement. Panelists discuss how these areas apply to different heritage languages in the United States (Spanish, Chinese, German, and Russian) and consider the contexts in which they are taught.

Presenters include Donna Christian and Joy Peyton

Resources for Heritage Language Professionals
Representatives of four national organizations and initiatives describe the resources available for teachers, administrators, parents, researchers, and policy makers related to the development of heritage language proficiency. Organizations include: National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC), National Foreign Language Center (NFLC), Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages (AAHL), Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL).

Presenters include Joy Peyton, Donna Christian