Meertalige Kinderen: Wat doe je ermee?

​Thursday, October 8, evening

HLSE has organized an online event to bring together heritage language programs and Dutch primary school teachers.


Upcoming Events

Events of interest to HLSE community

from 2020-2021 school year

(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. 

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 has 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.)

Registration is $20.00 and now open and will stay open until the day of the conference. To register, click here. To view videos prepared by panelists, click here.

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.

HL educators in the U.S. and abroad are invited to submit a proposal to the NHLRC PBL summit. 

ECIS MLIE Conference 2021 (Multilingual Learning in International Education)

February 25 - 27, 2021
Online event (based in Europe)

This year’s theme is “Collaborations: Developing Every Student’s Linguistic Repertoire.” You are invited to join virtually from anywhere in the world at this biannual gathering to share ideas about multilingual learning. With incredible keynotes lined up, a navigable virtual conference platform, and a passionate group of educators submitting Call for Proposals, the 2021 virtual conference is lined up to be the best and most collaborative yet!

Tune in live over the three days to take advantage of workshop Q&As, collaborating with experts, and meeting colleagues old and new in the networking lounge! Didn’t have a chance to attend each session you would have liked during the live conference? You will have access to all recorded sessions for 60 days. Registration information.

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

See photos and summaries of previous HLSE activities

June 15, 2019


September 26, 2019 &
February 20, 2020


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