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FOHLC Europe 2024 Conference

Join us for our 4th annual free, online conference over two days!

Theme 2024: Rethinking incentives: how to bolster the motivation of students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders in heritage language education


Friday & Saturday, November 15 & 16, 2024


(GMT/London time)
17:00 - 19:45 on November 15
16:00 - 19:10 on November 16

Important to remember for our many Central European friends:
London time is one hour behind Central European Time!


Online (via Zoom)


English as main language; some workshops in other languages





FOHLC Europe 2023 is organized by Móðurmál – the Association on Bilingualism, Heritage Language Education Network, the Czech and Slovak School Okénko in London, Agnieszka Pędrak, an independent researcher at Trinity College in Dublin, and Sabine Little, a researcher at the University of Sheffield. See or email for more information.

Event description

FOHLC Europe

FOHLC Europe is a collaboration between several groups involved with heritage language (HL) education with the purpose of organizing an annual conference and other regular online gatherings for the teachers and managers of HL programs in Europe, as well as for the leaders of coalitions and networks of HL programs. The goal is to provide a European platform for the exchange of ideas about how to promote HL education, improve the quality and professionalism of HL education, and to map the situation of HL programs in Europe.

FOHLC Europe offers professional development and networking opportunities to professionals in the field of HL education. The 2024 conference will take place online on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16.

2024 theme

Rethinking incentives: how to bolster the motivation of students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders in heritage language education

Anyone involved in heritage language (HL) education knows that incentives are important to keep HL programs running successfully. Having motivated students, parents, teachers, managers, volunteers, and community supporters is essential for effective and meaningful language and culture education to be possible. This year’s conference will give you new ideas about how to encourage your teachers, entice your students, energize parents, mobilize volunteers, and ideally rally sponsors! What are the compelling reasons to follow and support HL education, and how can you design your HL program to be as innovative and attractive as possible? You will leave the conference not only with new insights, but also with stronger connections with similar organizations across Europe and the world.


The conference program includes structured networking opportunities designed for professionals in the field of HL education: teachers, coordinators, and volunteers at HL programs as well as for leaders of HL umbrella associations, coalitions, and networks. Parents, academics, or policy makers interested in the topic of HL education are also welcome.


Coming soon!


Online, Professional Development, Networking

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