Language volunteers needed for Special OlympicsWednesday, April 09, 2014
Foreign-language speakers (especially of Mandarin, German, and Spanish) are needed to volunteer at the Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational in Los Angeles, June 5-9, 2014.
Taking language to a new levelWednesday, March 28, 2012
High School Summer Language Program offers new online alphabet modules for heritage language learners
NHLRC is renewed for four more yearsMonday, October 25, 2010
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!
Unique Archive of Language Materials Extends ScopeTuesday, September 07, 2010
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.
UCLA Helps High School Students to Master the Languages of HomeMonday, August 04, 2008
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.
Immersion ExperiencesThursday, June 05, 2008
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.
A Passion for Learning While ServingTuesday, May 20, 2008
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.
Language from ScratchTuesday, April 15, 2008
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.
Welcome to the New Language Classroom Monday, March 10, 2008
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.
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