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Heritage Language Program (HLP)

Heritage Languages

Heritage languages are learned at home, and are different from the dominant language of the community. A "heritage speaker" is someone who speaks that language.

If you grew up in a family where a language other than English was spoken, and if you speak and understand some of that language, you are in a perfect position to take a course in the Heritage Language Program.

For more information on heritage languages, see: National Heritage Language Resource CenterHeritage Language Journal



Take Heritage Armenian classes.

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Take Heritage Filipino classes.

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Take Heritage Hindi classes.

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Take Heritage Korean classes.

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Take Heritage Persian classes.

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Take Heritage Vietnamese classes.

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Study Languages Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities for heritage languages.

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Contact Us

Rachel Pekras, Language Program Coordinator & Advisor
(858) 822-2711

Elham Sadegholvad, Heritage Language Program Academic Coordinator

Prof. Sharon Rose, Heritage Language Program Director