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Heritage Languages in America: Alliance News Flash
August 2011 www.cal.org/heritage
Heritage Language Spotlight: Tagalog
Heritage Briefs
Heritage Language Resources


Online Collection of National Heritage Language Program Profiles

The Heritage Language Programs Database allows heritage language programs in community-based, K-12, and university settings to form a network to exchange ideas and resources with one another.

Learn more about the online collection.

a heritage program profile.

Materials for Spanish Speakers Instruction: An Annotated Bibliography

An updated version of this annotated bibliography is now available on the Teaching Spanish to Native Spanish Speakers (SNS) website.

Learn more.

Heritage Language Spotlight: Tagalog

The Alliance periodically creates Heritage Language Spotlight web pages focused on select heritage languages. This month, we highlight the Tagalog language.

Tagalog belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian language family and is spoken in the central part of the Philippines.The standardized form of Tagalog is Filipino, one of the national languages of the Philippines. Worldwide, there are about 90 million speakers of Tagalog, with over a million in the United States. To learn more, visit the Tagalog Language Spotlight web page.


STARTALK logoSTARTALK 2011 Summer Programs

The searchable STARTALK 2011 Program Listings are now available. Use the list to view all STARTALK 2011 programs.
Visit the STARTALK website to learn more.

New Heritage Briefs Now Available Online

    Heritage briefs logo Our Heritage Briefs collection provides short, peer-reviewed papers on topics of interest about heritage languages. Our most recent titles are shown below and are available as free downloadable PDFs.

    • German Heritage Language Schools in the United States
    • Korean Heritage Language Schools in the United States

Browse the full collection of Heritage Briefs.

Heritage Language Resources

Publication: Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National ResourceChinese as a Heritage Language: Fostering Rooted World Citizenry
Thirty-two scholars examine the sociocultural, cognitive-linguistic, and educational-institutional trajectories along which Chinese as a heritage language may be acquired, maintained, and developed. This volume will engage all those interested in the teaching and learning of Chinese, from teachers to parents to the students themselves. Learn more.

Heritage Languages in America: Preserving a National Resource – PDF Now Available
Heritage Languages in America outlines what needs to be done to help heritage language speakers develop their languages for use in academic and professional arenas. This publication is now available as a downloadable PDF for a small fee. Learn more.

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