Other Organizations

Other organizations also focus on heritage language learners and provide information and resources. 

The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages has many helpful resources, including profiles of heritage language programs and Heritage Briefs on many different topics.


The Heritage Language Schools of Eindhoven (HLSE) seek to maintain and develop the heritage languages of children in the Netherlands.

   The International and Heritage Languages Association was founded in 1977 to bring together heritage language schools in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which were operating in isolation. When teachers participated in a conference, they discovered that their challenges and rewards were similar across schools, regardless of the languages they taught, and they continue to collaborate and learn from each other.

The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) at UCLA, one of 16 Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, develops effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, by creating a research base and by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education.

    Since 1987 the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) has fostered a network that empowers educators to advocate for and support early language teaching and learning, with the vision that every child deserves educators, parents, and decision makers and to workshops, instructional materials, advocacy resources, and information for parents. NNELL supports all program models that provide and promote second language education from birth to Grade 8.

Published: Monday, August 6, 2018