Development and Vitality of Heritage Language Education in the US

2:30 - 3:30pm

Room 119B

Presented at: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2012

This presentation outlines the history of heritage language education in the United States and the impact that STARTALK, with its focus on “critical languages,” has had. Recommendations are made for future initiatives that will continue to build U.S. language capacity, drawing on the strengths of heritage language communities and speakers.