UCLA Professor Olga Kagan, National Heritage Language Resource Center director, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 130th annual Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in January 2015.
The UCLA Language Materials Project has won the Modern Language Association's eighth annual prize for a bibliography, archive or digital project.
English as a Foreign Language teacher trainers from 23 countries attend a State Department-sponsored workshop series at UCLA, followed by attendance at the TESOL convention in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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
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.
Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network
Ben Rifkin Workshop on Testing in the Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum
Ben Rifkin Presentation
Language Professor Positions at the UCSC Language Program
Archive of Language Resource Center Posts