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FOHLC Café February 2024 - The power of positive values

Let's reflect on the core values of heritage language programs! Join our online FOHLC Café to connect with other professionals in heritage language education.


Thursday, February 8, 2024


19:00 GMT-London / 20:00 Central European Time


Online (via Zoom)


networking, international





  • Jana Nahodilova, Czech and Slovak School Okénko in London, England

  • Renata Emilsson Peskova, Móðurmál – the Association on Bilingualism & University of Iceland

  • Gisi Cannizzaro, Heritage Language Education (HLE) Network, the Netherlands

  • Agnieszka Pedrak, Trinity College Dublin, Polish School by the Embassy of Poland in Dublin, Ireland

  • Isabelle Barth, Association pour la Promotion et l'Avancement du Multilinguisme (A.P.A.M.), France

  • Sabine Little, University of Sheffield, England

Event description

In 2021, the International Guidelines to Professional Practices in Community-Based Heritage Language Schools was published, which outlines basic principles and positive values, which apply to all people involved with the heritage language program. This includes leaders, teachers, tutors, volunteers, parents, and students. Engaging in these ethical practices helps ensure a positive environment, a sustainable language community, and a good name for the language program.

On Thursday, February 8, at 20:00 Central European Time there will be a free, online meetup ("FOHLC Café") for professionals in heritage language education: Anyone interested in discussing this topic and networking with others in the field of heritage language education is welcome to attend!


This time, we plan on discussing: what does your HL program/coalition foster positive values and create a positive environment? What topics would you like to see discussed at future FOHLC Europe conferences? What ideas from the 2023 conference about harvesting resources have you implemented? Jana Nahodilova will guide the discussion.


Online, Meetup, Networking

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