The Online Collection of National Heritage Language Program Profiles


German Language School Conference
Brunswick, NJ

The German Language School Conference (GLSC) is the national organization for private German language schools in the United States. It represents its member schools and their interests concerning German language and culture and serves as a forum for pedagogical, administrative, legal, social, and other concerns.

Indigenous Languages
Indigenous Language Institute
Santa Fe, NM

The Indigenous Language Institute (ILI) was founded in 1992 with the aim of assisting the language revitalization efforts of all indigenous tribes, and to create new generations of speakers. ILI facilitates various initiatives including development of language materials, public awareness and education, and research into language revival. ILI also facilitates communication on issues of indigenous language preservation between different programs and organizations across the country. ILI’s vision is to see the endangered indigenous languages spoken by people of all ages in everyday life within the next ten years.

World Languages Network
Arlington, MA

The World Language Network supports heritage language programs within the K-12 Massachusetts School System. Additionally, the Network strives to build community contacts and resources for newly settled immigrant families.

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