FOHLC Europe 2021 Conference

November 19 - 20, 2021


Events 2021-2022

Op 22 september, van 16.30-18.00 uur, verzorgt Stichting Taal naar Keuze een online toelichting op de film Het Nederlands en de andere talen: samen op school, en op de bijbehorende website. Er is plek voor 80 deelnemers. Meld je aan en doe kosteloos mee.

September 22, 2021
online event (based in Amsterdam)

September 23, 2021
Online event (based in Netherlands)

Hoe ondersteun je de taalvaardigheid van alle kinderen in je klas? Onderzoek toont aan dat bij het verwerven én aanbieden van de moedertaal, de schooltaal en vreemde talen zoals Engels, veel van dezelfde mechanismen een rol spelen. Door ruimte te geven aan meertaligheid kun je het taalbewustzijn en de taalontwikkeling van meertalige én eentalige kinderen stimuleren.

September 23, 2021
Pand P, Eindhoven

Every year in September, we organize a HLE Network Meetup for European Language Day. This allows heritage language program organizers and teachers to kick off the new school year by catching up with each other over a drink. We will meet at a bar/cafe in Eindhoven (Pand P, Leenderweg 65) from 19:30 to 21:30 on Thursday, September 23. No RSVP necessary, and people pay for their own drinks. Note that there will be a virtual Meetup in February 2022 as well.

(See pictures from past Meetups in person and online.)

September 26, 2021
OBA Oosterdok, Amsterdam

The European Day of Languages inspired the Foundation Polish Culture to organize an event encouraging the use of parental native languages and to discuss multilingual upbringing and education.

The event will take place on September 26, 2021, from 15:00 to 17:30. It will cost 5 Euro or it will cost 2.50 Euro with an OBA pass or stadspas.

Speakers will be Maaike Verrips, Ellen-Rose Kambel, Ute Limacher-Riebold, Mindy McCracken/Josh Martin, and the host will be Milka Yemane. There will be a panel discussion with the speakers, Polish Culture NL, and Stichting Taal naar Keuze.

date and location tbd 2021

Het DRONGO talenfestival is een jaarlijks tweedaags gratis festival over de impact van taal. Het festival biedt ieder jaar een inspirerend, verrassend, informatief en interactief programma. Dit jaar wordt het een speciaal jaar, het DRONGO talenfestival 2021 wordt de 10e editie van het festival! 

De 9e editie van het DRONGO talenfestival vond geheel online plaats en was gewijd aan het thema ¿LEZEN!. Het gehele online programma van het DRONGO talenfestival 2020 is terug te kijken online.

October 8 - 9, 2021
Hybrid-online event (based in Washington, D.C.)

The annual conference of the U.S. HL coalition will be held online as well as on site (if possible, to be determined).

The theme this year is "Promoting Collaboration among Educators, Families, and Researchers." This conference is for program directors and administrators of community-based heritage language schools; members of the language communities involved in these schools; and directors and leaders in public, private, and charter schools who are interested in working with community-based heritage language schools.

November 2 - November 4, 2021
online event (based in Dublin)

Are you a primary school teacher or a post-primary language teacher?  Do you want to provide your students who have a migrant or refugee background with more opportunities to use and develop their home language(s) at school, all while supporting raising proficiency levels in the language of schooling? 

Then join us for a thematic seminar that will address such issues as literacy development, overall student well-being and motivation to engage in the learning process. The seminar will put a special emphasis on the classroom practices that can achieve simultaneous support for home languages and the languages of schooling.  

This conference is organized by the SICLE in Australia. Due to COVID-19, this conference will now take place online instead of face-to face. This conference explores community/heritage language education and its key role in maintaining and developing inter-generational linguistic and cultural understandings.

November 11 - 13, 2021
University of Sydney, Australia

November 19 - 20, 2021
Online event (based in Europe)

FOHLC Europe is an exciting new collaboration between several organizations involved with heritage language education in Europe. HLE Network is one of the organizers. We are initiating an annual conference that we hope will become a new tradition of creating connections. It will be a chance for all involved in this area to come together once per year to share expertise and to discuss the needs of our organizations.

HLE Network Meetup: UNESCO Mother Tongue Day

February 24, 2022
online event (based in Eindhoven)

To celebrate UNESCO Mother Tongue Day, we are offering the opportunity for heritage language program organizers and teachers to catch up virtually via MS Teams. We can rendezvous online from 20:00 - 21:15 on Thursday, February 24.

If you are a heritage language program organizer/teacher in Eindhoven and you are interested in joining, please email us to let us know which email address we can use to invite you. We will send you the link you need to participate.

NHLRC 4th International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

Our conference will focus on heritage and community language studies as a multidisciplinary field impacting a variety of educational contexts. We welcome submissions from disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, demographics, linguistics, sociology, applied linguistics, policy, psychology, bilingualism, education, and assessment.

June 2022
Los Angeles, U.S.


Past events organized by HLE Network

HLSE Meetups 2020-2021

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September 26, 2019 &
February 20, 2020

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June 15, 2019