News & Announcements

See HLE Network (formerly HLSE) news pieces below. For our newsletter archive, click here.

HL programs make reading fun

July 20, 2022

Find out how three heritage language programs in Eindhoven are getting children interested in reading in their home language.

The winners of the "Thuistaal Toppers!" contest are announced

July 5, 2022

Which four book recommendations by multilingual children did our judges select as the winners? Check them out!

Eindhoven Library officially opens the International Children's Book Collection

May 21, 2022

Eindhoven's Mayor Jorritsma attends an event to celebrate the International Children's Book Collection

HLE Network in Dutch News

February 21, 2022

HLE Network and the Polish School in Eindhoven are featured in Dutch News.

HLE Network gains ANBI recognition

February 9, 2022

HLE Network is now considered a charity by the Dutch tax authorities.

Now available: guidelines for professional practices in heritage language education

November 7, 2021

HLE Network helped co-author a document designed to guide and inspire heritage language program managers and teachers, now available for download.

Gülsah Güngöz van Dijk is nominated for the Community Top 040

October 19, 2021

Congratulations to Gülsah, leader in the Turkish language community, for her nomination in the education rubric of the Community Top 040.

HLE Network Meetup for European Day of Languages

September 29, 2021

Face-to-face again! We had a pleasant HLE Network Meetup, with seven different languages represented.

The Polish School of Eindhoven  welcomes two Erasmus+ interns

September 8, 2021

The Polish School of Eindhoven will be the proud host of two Erasmus+ student interns in the 2021-2022 school year.

HLSE becomes Heritage Language Education Network

July 5, 2021

After more than two successful years as HLSE, our organization becomes formalized as a  foundation: Heritage Language Education Network.

HL Program Spring 2021 Survey Results now available

June 21, 2021

Between March and June 2021, we carried out a survey open to the HL programs of the Eindhoven region. More than half of the programs responded. Check out the results!

International Children's Book Collection is introduced to city councilwoman

June 3, 2021

An Eindhoven city councilwoman expressed appreciation for the partnership between Eindhoven Library and HLSE.

Let's Klets with HLSE

May 23, 2021

Two interviews have been released about HLSE in the Kletsheads podcast, one in Dutch and one in English. Have a listen!

Eindhoven Chinese School:
An Overseas Model Chinese School

April 19, 2021

The Eindhoven Chinese School is now a Chinese Test Center (including HSK, HSKK, YCT and BCT ). They will also start offering lessons in Meerhoven.

HLSE Meetup takes place online once again

February 19, 2021

We held our second virtual Meetup for 2020-2021 in February, in honor of UNESCO Mother Language Day.

Polish School Eindhoven formally registers as a foundation


December 15, 2020

Congratulations to the Polish School in Eindhoven for forming a stichting in November!

Webinar brings together primary teachers and heritage language schools

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October 9, 2020

Dutch primary school teachers get to know the faces of some of the volunteers at heritage language programs via an online event sponsored by HLSE, Holland Expat Center South, and SALTO schools.

HLSE Meetup goes virtual


September 26, 2020

Heritage language programs catch up online in honor of European Day of Languages.

HLSE appears in HowDo Issue #19


June 27, 2020

Our links to the lists of heritage language programs were shared in a local English-language magazine.

How HLSE programs are coping during the Corona Crisis

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April 18, 2020

Check out the results of a brief survey of HLSE programs regarding distance learning solutions during a pandemic.

Persian children can now follow lessons at newly opened Eindhoven Persian School

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March 12, 2020

On Sunday, March 1, the new Eindhoven Persian School started lessons for Persian-speaking children.

Eindhoven Library launches international children's collection with 300 Italian books

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January 28, 2020

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, Eindhoven Library and La Lampadina will introduce new Italian children's collection.

Stichting "Scoala Romaneasca Eindhoven" is born

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January 9, 2020

The Romanian School Eindhoven has recently started their Stichting "Scoala Romaneasca Eindhoven."

Indian Center in Netherlands opens free classes in seven Indian languages

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September 16, 2019

The ICIN now offers 1-hour classes weekly on Saturdays in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, and Malayalam.

Korean School Eindhoven celebrates opening with ceremony at Reigerlaan Basisschool

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September 14, 2019

The Korean School Eindhoven will celebrate its opening with a ceremony followed by a charity event.

"Voorlezen in het Italiaans / Raccontastorie" to start at Eindhoven Library

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September 10, 2019

Eindhoven Italian School La Lampadina and the Eindhoven Library are partnering to offer a free reading activity in Italian for children, to start in November.

Alliance Française Eindhoven adds course to HLSE's list


August 30, 2019

HLSE welcomes another heritage language program: Alliance Française Eindhoven's course for Francophone teenagers.

SALTO International School to open at new location

August 19, 2019

The SALTO international school RISE and SALTO international school I-St@rt are opening their doors on August 19, 2019, for all primary school age groups.

Expat Center flyer available

June 16, 2019

The Expat Center has designed and printed 200 flyers for the HLSE community.

First networking event a success

June 15, 2019

The community of heritage language educators came together for the first time in June 2019. Over 60 attendees took part in the chance to discuss possibilities for future collaboration.

The Expat's Guide now includes heritage education section

June 14, 2019

The Expat's Guide has been updated to include a section about heritage language schools in Eindhoven!