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Events 2020-2021

Events of interest to HLSE community

(2019-2020 school year event archive)

HLSE Meetup: European Day of Languages

September 24, 2020

MS Teams

It is unfortunately not possible to have a usual face-to-face HLSE Meetup for European Language Day, so we would like to offer the opportunity for heritage language program organizers to catch up virtually via MS Teams. We can rendezvous online from 19:30 - 20:30 on Thursday, September 24.

If you are a heritage language program organizer/teacher in Eindhoven and you are interested in joining, please email us to let us know which email address we can use to invite you. We will send you the link you need to participate. You can participate through your browser if you do not want to download Teams.

Each participant will have the chance to tell the others about how things have been going since the last Meetup in February 2020, just before the lockdown in the Netherlands. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have about the HLSE Webinar planned for October. 

(See summary of this event.)

October 2 - 3, 2020
Online event (based in Nijmegen)

Het thema van het DRONGO talenfestival 2020 is lezen. Lezen is leuk en het is goed voor je. Jaarlijks verschijnen er honderden prachtige boeken en er is een heel actieve leescultuur in Nederland. Lezen leidt tot een betere woordenschat, zorgt voor een betere focus en concentratie, traint de verbeelding en maakt je slimmer. Maatschappelijk gezien zorgt een gezonde leescultuur voor beter werk, minder schulden en een betere volksgezondheid. Lezen is een onmisbare competentie om maatschappelijk mee te draaien.

Het festival heeft dit jaar een hybride karakter: een ijzersterk offline programma dat wordt gelivestreamd, en een ongeëvenaard online programma. Registratie

HLSE organized an event to bring together heritage language programs and Dutch primary school teachers. See all details here.

October 8, 2020
Online event (based in Eindhoven)

October 9 - 10, 2020
Online event (based in Washington, D.C.)

The 7th annual Conference of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools will be held online this year. The organizers hope that it gives many more people the opportunity to participate. It will be held Friday, October 9, 12:30 – 6:00 PM and Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – in the Eastern U.S. time zone.

After the conference opening, participants will have an opportunity to interact with leaders of organizations and initiatives that are of interest and can be helpful to heritage language schools. There will then be six workshops on topics that are of interest to leaders in these schools. Participants will be able to take part in all six workshops, if desired. There will also be a panel of leaders in the language field, with whom participants will be able to interact. (See schedule here.)

 To view videos prepared in advance by panelists, click here.

(You can find links to the presentation slides and the presentation recordings in the 2020 Schedule section.)

October 22, 2020
Online event

A webinar on October 22 from 20:00 - 20:45, hosted by Dr. Ellen-Rose Kambel, director of the Rutu Foundation and Dr. Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman, University of Toronto who are the co-founders of the Language Friendly School. They will present an overview of what the Language Friendly School is and what the benefits are of becoming part of their network. There is room for a limited number of guests to allow for optimal interaction.

November 13, 2020
Online event (based in Dublin)

Event by the Virtual Language App, in short VirtuLApp, a 3-year Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership project. It aims at developing an innovative multi-didactic approach which teachers can use in the classroom in any (multilingual) situation. The needs of teachers – more knowledge about and tools for multilingual education, integration of migrant languages, and less language separation – will be addressed with the development of a multi-player augmented reality game for multilingual pupils and the development of a toolkit which exists of a digital handbook and didactic videos.

The project is coordinated by the Mercator European Research Centre, hosted at the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Other partners working at the project are ATiT (Belgium), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), University of the Basque Country (Spain) and LUCA School of Arts (Belgium).

November 13 - 14, 2020
Online event (based in U.S.)

For and by teachers, this collaborative online event aims to bring together language educators from all levels of instruction and language backgrounds to share their projects and explore ways to create a hub of information on best practices, resources, and tips for heritage language (HL) teachers and programs to implement project-based learning (PBL).


PBL is a proficiency-oriented instructional approach that supports real-world language use, fosters student engagement, and facilitates learner-centered instruction. These features make PBL ideal for teaching HL learners.

Registration costs $75.00 and the deadline is November 12.

November 19, 2020
Online event (based in Brainport region, Eindhoven)

Donderdag 19 november van 15.00-17.00 uur wordt het online Kennisfestival Beyond Borders georganiseerd. Voor het zesde jaar op rij en dit jaar in het teken van taalvaardigheid, interculturele samenwerking en wereldburgerschap.

Onze regio stelt haar grenzen open voor kenniswerkers, arbeidsmigranten en statushouders. Binnen het onderwijs moeten we daarom grenzen verleggen. Zodat alle kinderen met verschillende nationaliteiten, van Nederlands tot Roemeens en Indiaas, dankzij jouw inspanningen klaargestoomd worden voor de arbeidsmarkt van de toekomst. Daarom het Kennisfestival: Beyond Borders.

November 17 - November 26, 2020
online event (based in Belgium)

Kom in 2020 nog meer te weten over de thema meertaligheid! Neem van 17 tot 26 november deel aan een internationale leerweek. Tijdens deze digitale editie verwelkomen ze partners uit hun VVOB-partnerlanden Vietnam en Zuid-Afrika die hun ervaringen en inspirerende praktijken zullen delen over omgaan met meertaligheid in het onderwijs. 

Wat mag je verwachten?

  • Presentaties over meertaligheid en onderwijs in Vietnam, Zuid-Afrika en België

  • Boeiende dialogen met academici en practitioners

  • Uitwisselingen tussen onderwijsprofessionals

November 19, November 26, and December 10, 2020
online event (based in Amsterdam)

Dit is het derde jaar dat het Sirius Policy Network on Migrant Education in samenwerking met de Rutu Foundation een Nationale Rondetafel in Nederland organiseert rond het thema ‘meertaligheid in het onderwijs’. Dit jaar is de focus gericht op taalvriendelijk onderwijs. Samen met onderwijsprofessionals, beleidsmakers en ouders gaan we in gesprek tijdens drie online bijeenkomsten met elk een eigen thema:

  • 19 november 2020: aflevering 1 – Het klaslokaal. Welke aanpak werkt rond meertaligheid in de klas? Leerkrachten lichten hun praktijk toe en en laten zien hoe deze aanpak hun meertalige leerlingen met een migratieachtergrond helpt, en een positief effect heeft voor de ééntalige leerlingen.

  • 26 november 2020: aflevering 2 – De school. Wat hebben scholen nodig om een schoolbrede taalvriendelijke aanpak te ontwikkelen? Schoolleiders van Taalvriendelijke Scholen vertellen over hun ervaring en waar zij tegenaan lopen bij de implementatie.

  • 10 december 2020: aflevering 3 – Het beleid. Wat is er nodig om taalvriendelijk onderwijs in te voeren op alle scholen? Wie zijn de verantwoordelijke instellingen en personen? Hoe kunnen we ze bereiken?

Doel:

Aan het eind van de serie worden concrete beleidsaanbevelingen opgenomen in een actieplan voor taalvriendelijk onderwijs in Nederland. Dit wordt aangeboden aan de onderwijskoepels en het ministerie van Onderwijs.

November 20 - 21, 2020
Online event (based in Reykjavík, Iceland, and Dublin Ireland)

The 2020 edition of the Heritage Language Education Conference is organised jointly by Mother Tongues (Ireland) & Móðurmál (Iceland) and will take place online from 20:00 CET to 22:00 CET on November 20 and from 17:00 CET to 19:30 CET on Saturday, November 21. Click here for the conference program.

This year more than ever, community-based language schools need to stand together and learn from each other. Our 2020 edition of the Heritage Language Education Conference creates a unique opportunity for teachers, researchers and all professionals involved in heritage language schooling to get familiar with the newest research, share experience and explore ideas to support heritage language education. This year’s main goal is to promote the value of international collaboration among professionals interested in community languages teaching and learning. Together we can go further.

The conference is free for Mother Tongues and Móðurmál members, as well as for heritage language programs in Eindhoven who participate in HLSE's network!. If you are an HL program active in HLSE, email heritagelanguageschools040@gmail.com for the free participation link. If you are not a member of Mother Tongues, Móðurmál, or an HL program active in HLSE, you can register using this link.

The U.S. HL coalition reports the results of surveys conducted (in March and June, 2020) with leaders in community-based schools in the U.S. and Canada, where they describe how they are functioning and growing during the COVID-19 transition. 

Webinar recording, PowerPoint slides, and more can be accessed on the Coalition website.

November 30, 2020
Online event (based in U.S.)

January 21, 2020
Online event (based in U.S.)

The U.S. HL coalition will hold a series of virtual discussions about technology platforms and tools for community-based schools. Their first discussion will be held on January 21, 7:00-8:30 EST and led by Agnes Tounkara from the French Heritage Language Program in New York City.

To be able to participate, fill out the registration form by January 15. You will receive the Zoom link a few days before the event.

Friday, January 29, 2021
Online event (based in Friesland)

Heb je zin om te brainstormen over het onderwijs? Wil je meer weten over talige diversiteit in het onderwijs, of wil je je kennis hierover delen? Dan ben je op 29 januari 2021 van harte welkom op het onlinecongres Talige Diversiteit in het Onderwijs (TaDivO) - een meertalige dag met veel inspiratiesessies en mogelijkheden voor (online) uitwisseling.

Doelgroep: Lerarenopleiders, leerkrachten en docenten, onderzoekers, studenten, logopedisten, speciaal onderwijs, NT2-professionals, BSO, huiswerkbegeleiding, schoolmaatschappelijk werk, jeugdzorg, beleidsmakers, en ieder ander die de alledaagse meertaligheid waardeert en er meer over wil weten.

February 17, 2021 (and following Wednesdays)
online (based in Amsterdam)

Elke woensdagmiddag organiseert Stichting Taal naar Keuze een online discussie-uurtje, van 16.30 - 17.30, om met schoolleiders, taaldocenten, en andere belanghebbenden te praten over meer talen in het onderwijs. Het kan gaan over de relatie thuistalen en gelijke kansen, over organisatorische kwesties, over wat mag en kan volgens de wet, etc. Het uurtje wordt geopend door een pitch van een special guest.

Op 17 februari is de special guest Laurens Runderkamp, docent Duits en Geschiedenis op Spinoza20first in Amsterdam.

HLSE Meetup: UNESCO Mother Tongue Day

February 18, 2021

MS Teams

To celebrate UNESCO Mother Tongue Day, we are offering the opportunity for heritage language program organizers and teachers to catch up virtually via MS Teams. We can rendezvous online from 20:00 - 21:15 on Thursday, February 18.

If you are a heritage language program organizer/teacher in Eindhoven and you are interested in joining, please email us to let us know which email address we can use to invite you. We will send you the link you need to participate. You can participate through your browser if you do not want to download Teams.

2021 International Mother Language Day

Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society

February 19, 2021
online event (based in Paris)

The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes education, based on the first language or mother tongue, must begin from the early years as early childhood care and education is the foundation of learning.

Technical specifications: The webinar will be held in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation, as well as in French sign language. It will be conducted through the Zoom webinar platform. Participants will receive the link to the event upon registration. It takes place from 10:00 CET to 12:30.

Six days of panels, webinars, and round table discussions.

February 22 - 27, 2021
Online event (based in Europe)

March 3, 2021
Online event (based in Brummen)

In het literair café Brummen online om 20:00 op 3 maart gaat Marit Törnqvist een lezing houden over de waarde van het behouden van je moedertaal voor je identiteit en ontwikkeling.


Zij zal vertellen

  • over haar eigen moedertaal, wat het betekende te verhuizen naar een land waar zij de taal niet kende

  • over de verchillende welkomstboeken die zijn samenstelde in het arabisch tijdens de vluchtelingengolf 2015-2016

  • over hoe taal overleven is als je op de vlucht bent en hoe het voor sommige getraumatiseerde onmogelijk is een nieuwe taal te leren

  • over bruggen slaan met taal

  • maar ook over de extreem rechtse partij Svverigdemokraterna in Zweden die boeken in eigen taal uit de bibliotheken willen halen en wat dat eigenlijk betekent

U kunt zich uiterlijk 2 maart aanmelden bij taalmarkt@brummencultuur.nl als u de lezing online wilt bijwonen en voor meer informatie. Iedereen die zich aanmeldt voor de lezing ontvangt van tevoren een inlogcode en uitleg over de gang van zaken.

March 18, 2021
online event (based in Tilburg)

Would you like to understand how to raise happy and successful children in today’s multicultural environment? Want to know more about promoting multilingual development? This event is organized by the Tilburg International Club.

March 29, 2021
Online event (based in Eindhoven)

A new law (Wet Bestuur en Toezicht Rechtspersonen) will take effect on July 1, 2021, that has to do with foundations (stichtingen) and associations (verenigingen) in the Netherlands. With the law, the government wants to prevent mismanagement, irresponsible financial management, self-enrichment, abuse of positions, and other undesirable activities from harming foundations and associations. Stichting Supportpunt Eindhoven is organizing a webinar (in Dutch) on Monday, March 29, from 19:30 to 20:30 to discuss the new law and its implications. Those who are interested can register here.

March 31, 2021
Online event (based in Eindhoven)

The political party GroenLinks is organizing an online event (in English) on Wednesday, March 31, from 20:00 to 21:00 for the international community to ask them: what do you need to feel at home in Eindhoven? Several members of the HLSE community are signed up to this event to give voice to the needs of multilingual children in Eindhoven and their right to heritage language education. If you are interested in joining, you can register here for the GroenLinks event.

April 15, 2021
Online event (based in Eindhoven)

During the Holland Expat Center South's Expat Kids & Parents Lounge, you will be able to speak directly with parties that can help your family settle into the region! The event takes place on April 15, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:30.  The following organizations will present during our event:

  • Heritage Language Schools Eindhoven

  • Midwifery Practice Eindhoven

  • Expat Kids Eindhoven

  • Eindhoven Sport - Swimming Classes at Tongelreep & Ir. Ottenbad

  • Korein Kinderplein - Childcare Services

  • David Lloyd Eindhoven - GymKids Club & Kids Sports Activities


There's no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Community-based Heritage Language Conference 2021

The annual conference of U.S. HL coalition will be held online as well as on site (if possible, to be determined). More information coming soon.

October 8 - 9, 2021
Hybrid conference (based in U.S.)

International Conference on Community/Heritage Language Education

November 11 - 13, 2021
University of Sydney

This free 3-day conference featuring international guest speakers, renowned Australian researchers and experienced classroom practitioners will explore community/heritage language education and its key role in maintaining and developing intergenerational linguistic and cultural understandings. The conference will bring together researchers, school leaders, teachers, community members, parents and students.

 

Past events organized by HLSE

September 26, 2019 &
February 20, 2020

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June 15, 2019

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