Summer Institute for Heritage Language Educators and Researchers
The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) and the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages are considering offering a summer institute for K-16 and community language teachers, administrators, and researchers to understand issues, principles, and instructional strategies for teaching heritage language learners. Participants will explore a diverse range of topics, including the design of their own curricula and lesson plans, differentiating instruction for diverse learners, selecting assessments and authentic materials, and implementing the ACTFL standards in curriculum development. Leading scholars and researchers in heritage language education will present current research in cognitive and social constructs underlying the second language acquisition process that have important, practical implications for heritage language teaching and learning.
This program will also include information about resources available to teachers and administrators working in programs for heritage language learners. A goal of this institute is to provide an opportunity for participants to network and collaborate with colleagues in the field of heritage language education.
A registration fee of approximately $250 (subject to change) would be required to attend, and participants would be expected to cover costs associated with travel, associated lodging, and meals.