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Heritage Languages in America: Alliance News Flash
November 2011 www.cal.org/heritage
Heritage Voice Language: Korean
Heritage Briefs
Conference Update



National Consortium of Language Program Databases

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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.

Visit www.cal.org/consortium to learn more.

Heritage Voice Language: Korean

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 a Korean heritage voice. Read the heritage voice.

Browse the collection.

New Heritage Briefs Now Available Online

Heritage Briefs are short papers on topics of interest in the field of heritage language development. Our most recent titles are shown below and are available as free downloadable PDFs.

  • Native American Language Policy
  • Arabic Heritage Language Schools in the United States
  • Turkish Heritage Language Schools in the United States

Browse the full collection of Heritage Briefs.


The STARTALK Project Supports Education in Less Commonly Taught Languages
STARTALK logoSTARTALK is part of a presidential initiative to enhance the nation’s capacity to develop proficiency in critical languages.

STARTALK Resource List of Language Specific Materials
STARTALK has assembled a collection of resources of language specific materials for student and teacher programs. Learn more.

Visit the STARTALK website.


Conference Update

Heritage Languages and Social Cohesion Conference
November 5, 2011
Lycée Français de New York

Alliance member Joy Peyton will participate in the panel discussion: Heritage Language Research and Social Cohesion. Learn more.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2011 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
November 18 - 20, 2011
Denver, CO

Join Alliance members at the following ACTFL 2011 presentations.

The Case for Connecting Foreign and Heritage Language Education
Community-Based Heritage Language Programs: Challenges and Successes
Empowering Heritage Language Teaching Through Use of Digital Technologies
Preliminary Findings from the Consortium of Heritage Language Program Databases

Learn more.

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