The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC), at the University of California, Los Angeles, is one of 15 Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. NHLRC's mission is to develop effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, first by creating a research base and then by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education.
- Visit the NHLRC website.
- Learn about the Language Resource Centers.
- The heritage learner survey: A national survey of college heritage language learners from 22 different language backgrounds.
Click here to read about the results and their implications for HL teaching and learning.
- The Heritage Learner Journal: An online blind-refereed journal dedicated to the teaching and learning of heritage languages.
Click here to read the latest issue:
- Startalk/NHLRC online Heritage Teacher Workshop: An online workshop for heritage language teachers. Topics include definitions and profiles of heritage students, the impact these personal and linguistic histories have on classroom instruction, and pedagogical strategies for meeting the ensuing challenges. In particular, differentiated instruction and assessment within the heritage classroom are discussed.
Click here to access the workshop: