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The deadline for applications for the 6th Heritage Language Research Institute, “From Overhearers to High Proficiency Speakers: Advancing Heritage Learners' Skills,” is March 9. The application page can be found at http://apply.international.ucla.edu/Public/ViewForm.aspx?appID=321. The Institute will take place from June 18-22 at UCLA; further details can be viewed at: http://nhlrc.ucla.edu/events/institute/2012/.
Applications are invited from language instructors, linguists, and researchers from other fields whose current focus involves heritage language teaching and/or research. Limited funding will be available for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, who are encouraged to apply.
The Institute is sponsored by the UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center and aims to support the center's principal mission of developing the research base for heritage language education. This year’s institute is co-sponsored by the NSEP National Language Flagship Program as part of their Flagship Results 2012 initiative, and will focus on research and pedagogical approaches that help advance heritage speakers' language skills toward high levels of proficiency.