Heritage Language Program Database
This online, searchable database of programs in community, K–12, and higher education settings allows heritage language programs to exchange ideas and resources with one another. Learn more about the online collection or submit a heritage language program profile.
Browse Our Collection of Heritage Briefs
Heritage Briefs are short papers on topics of interest in the field of heritage languages. Our collection provides short papers on topics of interest about heritage languages which are available as free downloadable PDFs.
Browse our collection of briefs, including
• What is a Heritage Language?
• What is Language Loss?
• Where do Community-Based Heritage Language Programs Find Funding?
• A series of briefs on Heritage Language Schools in the U.S. focusing on different heritage languages
Browse the full collection of Heritage Briefs.
Heritage Voices Collection: Iran Cultural and Educational Center – NEW!
This online collection of documents is designed to allow heritage language speakers and programs to share their unique voices. This month, the Alliance is pleased to highlight the heritage program voice: Iran Cultural and Educational Center, which features its founder, Dr. Iran Arbabi Amin. Read the heritage voice.
Browse the Heritage Voices collection.
STARTALK 2012 Summer Programs
The searchable STARTALK 2012 Program Listings are now available. Use the links below to view all STARTALK 2012 programs.
• STARTALK 2012 Student Programs
• STARTALK 2012 Teacher Programs
National Consortium of Language Program Databases
The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland, working under the auspices of the STARTALK project, has established the National Consortium of Language Program Databases hosted by the Center for Applied Linguistics. Consortium partners collaborate with the goal of making data about language programs from a variety of sources readily available to the field.
The list of Consortium partners continues to grow and now includes
- The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages, managed by the Center for Applied Linguistics
- The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
- The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
- The Chinese Heritage Language Education and Research Project (CHeLER)
- The DesiLearn Initiative, managed by the National Capital Language Resource Center at The George Washington University
- The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC)
- The STARTALK Initiative, managed by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland
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