Annual Conference

We hold a conference each year, where program directors and administrators of community-based heritage language schools; members of the language communities involved in these schools; and directors and leaders in public, private, and charter schools who are interested in working with community-based heritage language schools come together to share research and best practices. Please let us know if you would like to receive announcements about future conferences. Write to

The 2023 conference was held October 13 and 14 at American University in Washington, DC and online. Here is the link to the conference page, where you can access videos of the presentations and PowerPoint slides. Our next conference will be held October 4 & 5, 2024. We hope to see you there! Registration information will be sent in 2024.

2023 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference | School of Education | American University, Washington, DC

We are grateful to the conference sponsors:






And partners:


Information about past conferences at American University in Washington DC can be found here:

Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2023