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2016 Annual Conference for Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration among Educators, Families, and Researchers

A networking conference for teachers, administrators, and researchers involved with or studying community-based heritage language schools, dual language/bilingual schools, and immersion schools

Speaker and Participant Meet and Greet: Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion

Conference Program: Saturday, October 1, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm | Closing Reception 5:30 - 7:00 pm | McDowell Hall Formal Lounge, American University

7:45 - 8:30 am

Conference registration

8:30 - 9:00 am

Welcome

  • Conference Chairs, Joy Kreeft Peyton and Ana Lucia Lico
  • [PDF Handout] - 2015 Conference: Comments About Desires for 2015 Conference
  • American University, School of Education, Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D.
  • American University, Polina Vinogradova, Ph.D., Director, TESOL Program
9:00 - 10:00 am: Keynote Address

Heritage language education: What is it good for? Why do some parents pursue it and others resist?

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Panels and Workshops

10:00 - 11:20 am: Challenges and Best Practices in Managing a Heritage Language Program

Presenters

11:20 - 11:40 am: Break

11:40 am - 1:00 pm: Engaging Students in Community-Based Programs

Presenters

  • Ivian Destro Boruchowski, PhD student, Florida International University [PDF Presentation]
  • Daiva Navickas, Chair, Lithuanian Educational Council, former Head of Boston Lithuanian School and Educator [PDF Presentation]
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - Engaging Students in Community-Based Programs: Activities that build vocabulary and community
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - Engaging Students Information Sheet

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Panels and Workshops

2:00 - 3:20 pm: National Organizations That Support Heritage Language Education

Presenters

  • Renate Ludanyi, President, German Language School Conference; Western Connecticut State University [PDF Presentation]
  • AnChung Cheng, Associate Professor, University of Toledo; Vice President, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages [PDF Presentation]

Small-Group Leaders

  • Neila Baumiliene, Director, Kazickas Family Foundation, New York, New York
  • Sigrid Belluz, Vice President, German Language School Conference; Principal, German School, Charlotte, NC
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - National Organizations That Support Heritage Language Education

3:20 - 3:40 pm: Break

3:40 - 5:00 pm: Community-Based Heritage Language Programs in the United States: Results of a National Survey and Building a Program of Advocacy

Presenters [PDF Presentation]

  • Renate Ludanyi, President, German Language School Conference; Western Connecticut State University
  • Hseuh-Ming Tommy Lu, Chair, Department of Computer Information Systems, Delaware Technical Community College
  • Marta McCabe, President, Czech and Slovak School of North Carolina
  • Ana Lucia Lico, Co-Founder, ABRACE Brazilian Association for Culture and Education, Virginia
  • Joy Kreeft Peyton, Co-Founder, National Coalition of Community-Based Language Schools
  • [PDF Panel Handout] - Results of a National Survey and Building a Program of Advocacy

5:00 - 5:30 pm: Closing

5:30 - 7:00 pm: Reception

CONFERENCE INFO

Conference Dates:

Friday, September 30, 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet, Embassy Suites Hotel, Chevy Chase Pavilion at Willie’s Bar 4300 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC, 20015

Saturday, October 1, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm:

  • Conference registration opens at 7:45 am.
  • Conference welcome begins at 8:30 am followed by keynote address, workshops, panel presentations, and discussions.
  • Reception sponsored by the Center for Applied Linguistics, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Conference and Reception Location: American University, McDowell Hall Formal Lounge

Registration Details:

  • $75.00 - Early Bird Registration closes September 1, your check must be received by September 9 
  • $100.00 - Regular Registration closes September 23, your check must be received by September 27
  • $125.00 at the door or for anyone who pre-registered but did not submit payment
  • For students with a valid ID, registration is $20.00.
  • Please click here to access the registration form.

Conference Planning and Organization

Program Planning Team

  • Joy Kreeft Peyton, Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Linguistics

  • Ana Lucia Lico, Executive Director, ABRACE Brazilian Portuguese Program

  • Danielle Sodani, Director, Institute of Innovation in Education, American University, School of Education
  • Amelia Tseng, Scholar-in-Residence, American University, School of Education

  • Polina Vinogradova, Director, American University, TESOL Program

Conference Co-sponsored by The Center for Applied Linguistics
Center for Applied Linguistics

Conference Organized by American University's School of Education and TESOL Program

TESOL Program