Heritage Language Survey Report

The goal of the survey is to collect information from Heritage Language Learners currently enrolled in post-secondary heritage language courses to better understand their backgrounds, attitudes, and goals in studying their heritage language. The data collected will inform the NHLRC in designing heritage language curricular materials, as well as heritage language professional development projects.

The report posted on this page presents the analysis of 1,701 responses collected during academic years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. The survey is ongoing, and the report will be updated after another 1,000 responses is collected. Data on individual languages are available on request to NHLRC (see email given below).

If you are a language instructor and teach a college-level class of heritage students, we would welcome your participation in the survey. For more information, please contact nhlrc@international.ucla.edu.