Upcoming Fall Conference: Save the Date
Saturday, October 10, 2020| American University, Washington DC
Community-Based Heritage Language Schools:
Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers

Dear Heritage Language Colleagues,
We are very much looking forward to being with you at the 7th Annual Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference at American University Saturday, October 10, 2020.(See the presentations from the 2019 conference here.)


Informative sessions and practical workshops for school administers, teachers, and researchers will include best practices for effective instruction; engaging with state and national organizations and embassies to advocate for your school; engaging and collaborating with parents and community members; hiring, training, and retaining effective teachers; and gaining language recognition for students through the Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal. 
Registration will begin in June 2020.


Between now and the conference, please join us in the following ways: ConnectLook for us on Facebook for the latest news from community-based heritage language schools.  ParticipateComplete the survey of Heritage Language Schools across the United States, so that your school is represented in statistics on language programs in the United States. DevelopBookmark UCLA’s National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) for professional development, learning, and teaching opportunities around the country. LeadBecome a Language Representative and share your expertise with other practitioners. Contact [email protected] if you are interested.


Would you like to be a conference sponsor or exhibitor at the conference? Please let us know! [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in October!


The Core Team, Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools
The conference is organized by the Institute for Innovation in Education in the School of Education and the TESOL Program at American University. It is co-sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), and the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC).