The Alliance has developed the Heritage Voices Collection, an online series designed to allow heritage language speakers and programs to share their unique voices with visitors to our Web site. Learn more.
The Alliance News Flash is our quarterly electronic newsletter that provides updates and news of interest to the heritage language community.
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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.
Submit a Profile for the Collection
If you work in a heritage language program in a community-based, K–12, or higher education setting, we encourage you to complete a Heritage Language Program Profile.
The profile form takes only about 20- 30 minutes to complete.
In 1999, the Heritage Language Initiative launched coordinated efforts across languages and instructional settings to develop a national infrastructure of information and resources to support the development of heritage language learners’ competencies. Efforts have included the First (1999) and Second (2002) National Heritage Languages in America Conferences and the formation of the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages, which calls for the collaboration of all constituents. An urgent need emerged during the process: as a nation we lack information about heritage language programs at all levels: K-12, higher education, and community-based organizations. The current effort to collect data about heritage language programs through the Heritage Language Programs Database project aims at bridging this gap. Through participation in this data collection project and providing information about your program, you will make a tremendous contribution to this important national initiative.