Heritage Language Web Site Links
The Alliance is compiling a list of helpful Web sites with information relating to heritage languages.
Teaching Spanish to Native Spanish Speakers Web site
The Alliance has redesigned the Teaching Spanish to Native Spanish Speakers (SNS) Web site to make information about the Spanish-speaking population in the United States and resources for working with Spanish speakers in Spanish language programs more readily available. Learn more.
Organizations Working with Heritage Languages
Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. It seeks to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture. Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, DC. To learn more, visit the Asia Society website.
California Tomorrow's mission is to help create a just and inclusive multiracial, multicultural and multilingual society by promoting equal access to socia economic and educational resources and equal participation in major institutions, and by embracing diversity as a great strength. To learn more, visit the California Tomorrow website.
Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS)
JNCL-NCLIS is a member organization that raises awareness to policymakers about the importance of international education. JNCL-NCLIS represents national and regional organizations encompassing virtually all areas of the language field; the major and less commonly taught languages, including English as a Second Language, bilingual education, the classics, linguistics, exchanges, research, technology, international business education, and translation. To learn more, visit the JNCL-NCLIS website.
Minority Languages and Cultures Program (ML&CP)
Housed within the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University, the ML&CP brings together scholars who share the aims of revitalizing subordinate languages in Latin America, documenting the cultures of the communities that speak them, and monitoring the play of language and culture in the ethnic and regional politics of this zone.
To learn more, visit the ML&CP website.
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
The CouncilNet website is the hub of CouncilNet, the World Wide Web based network for organizations representing the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) in the United States. More specifically, this website is designed to address the communication and information needs of the members of the National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (the Council), as well as those of other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the teaching and learning of the LCTLs in the United States.
To learn more, visit the NCOLCTL website.
National Language Service Corps
The National Language Service Corps is a new initiative to create a network of Americans who are bilingual in English and another language and are willing to help the country in times of need. Do you speak Hindi, Hausa, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Thai, or Vietnamese? Visit the National Language Service Corps website to learn more and sign up to participate.