News & Announcements
See HLE Network (formerly HLSE) news pieces below. For our newsletter archive, click here.
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.
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.
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
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.
Persian children can now follow lessons at newly opened Eindhoven Persian School
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
January 28, 2020
On Sunday, February 16, 2020, Eindhoven Library and La Lampadina will introduce new Italian children's collection.
Indian Center in Netherlands opens free classes in seven Indian languages
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
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
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.
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!