2019 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference

2019 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference


2019 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy among Educators, Families, and Researchers


This conference is for program directors and administrators of community-based heritage language schools; members of the language communities involved in these schools; and directors and leaders in public, private, and charter schools who are interested in working with community-based heritage language schools.


Our keynote speakers, Antonella Cortese and Trudi Aberdeen, with the International & Heritage Languages Association (IHLA) in Alberta, Canada, will describe their community-based schools initiatives and propose ways that we can collaborate.


The goals of the conference are to :



  • Build partnerships among and across community-based heritage language schools and determine arenas for future action

  • Help schools create, strengthen, and build their school structures and activities

  • Make clear the importance of community-based heritage language schools in the United States and in the lives of language communities in this country

  • Develop information about community-based heritage language schools through a national survey of schools

  • Share and make available resources that will be helpful to schools


For more details, please visit the conference website.


Thank you to our conference sponsors! Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL); the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) at UCLA and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).


If you prefer to pay by check, please complete this registration form.


Please email iie@american.edu if you need a sign language interpreter.