UCLA Center for World Languages director is a leader in heritage-language teaching and learning
High School Summer Language Program offers new online alphabet modules for heritage language learners
Amharic heritage language class to teach reading, writing, culture to Ethiopian high school students in Los Angeles
Rahel Woldegaber understands how difficult it can be to teach children another language.
In "Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth, Language and Culture," Professor Marjorie Faulstich Orellana addresses the complex role played by youth who serve as language and culture brokers for their families and others.
We are happy to inform you that the National Heritage Language Resource Center was re-funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Language Resource Center Title VI grant. This means that we are funded for another 4 years, 2010-2014!
The UCLA Language Materials Project, a database for teachers of less-studied languages, has won $500,000 from the Education Department to add digital instructional materials to its archive. But what an archive. With high-quality images of ephemera and hard-to-find foreign stuff, the website is part resource guide and part travel scrapbook for the global village.
More than 400 students took advantage of L.A.'s linguistic diversity this summer by signing up for Language Intensives in L.A., organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
In innovative summer courses on campus, speakers of less commonly taught languages such as Hindi, Persian and Russian learn advanced skills and keep their heritages alive.
Two summer courses on campus for the high school set, Persian for Persian Speakers and Russian for Russian Speakers, are about acquiring the skills to impress in languages that L.A.-area students have used since they were small children. The UCLA Center for World Languages created the courses with federal funding.
People come to America from around the world...to lose their native languages. As part of a national, UCLA-based effort that aims to reverse language loss, Terrence Wiley of Arizona State University and his graduate students are pointing out the importance of local resources, ethnic media, and community-based language teaching.
As the driving force behind a string of courses aimed at strengthening UCLA's ties to the Spanish-speaking community in Los Angeles, Plann was recently named by the Academic Senate as the faculty winner of the 2008 Fair and Open Academic Environment Award.
According to Derek Bickerton of the U of Hawaii, the convergent evolution of creole languages permits us a window into the "default settings" of human speech.
Innovative language teaching doesn't have to be high-tech, but in a new media age the foreign language classroom is changing. This newly launched website looks into how.
UCLA's National Heritage Language Resource Center held its first annual conference at UC Davis in 2007. Participants laid the groundwork for K-12 and college students to advance skills in the non-English languages they learned at home.
Three students, under the aegis of the Center for World Languages, part of the International Institute, launched a monthly online journal that celebrates L.A. and its astonishing linguistic diversity.