The UCLA conference brought together teachers and administrators of community language schools with local faculty and graduate student researchers. Some 10,000 community schools exist in the U.S.
The Center's mission is to develop effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, first by creating a research base and then by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education.
The Italian Resource Center provides interactive learning materials such as activity kits, audio tapes, DVDs, as well as textbooks, dictionaries and workbooks to teachers of Italian in Southern California.
The Distance Learning Initiative should serve as a hub to orient the UC community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends - in what instruction in LCTLs across UC campuses entails.
Are you fluent in English and another language? Consider joining the National Language Service Corps!
Flagship Programs, developed under The Language Flagship, are part of the National Security Education Program's commitment to advance language proficiency in languages critical to national security. The programs address the urgent and growing need for American students across disciplines to advance to academic/professional levels of competency. UCLA is currently the site of a Flagship Program in Russian.
The Heritage Language Teacher Workshop will prepare language teachers to understand the differences between teaching L2 and HL learners, the issues involved in heritage language teaching, and how to address them.
Heritage language classes in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Hindi/Urdu, Persian and Russian, as well as a beginner class in Russian are offered to high school students.
LA Language World is an online publication that looks at one city's linguistic diversity case by case.
Innovative language teaching doesn't have to be high-tech, but in a new media age the foreign language classroom is changing