Official launch of the Heritage Language Consortium

The Heritage Language Consortium was officially launched on December 19 at a special ceremony, held at the Camões Institute in Lisbon. The event featured statements by the Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities, Dr José Luís Carneiro, by the Secretary of State for Education, Professor João Costa, by the President of the Camões Institute, Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos, and by the Consortium’s Director, Dr Patrick Pereira Rebuschat.

We are very grateful to the Camões Institute for organizing the event, to the Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities and to the Secretary of State for Education for participating, and to the representatives of the partner institutions who joined us on the day to sign the Memorandum of Understanding that officially established our Consortium.

We look forward to begin working on this exciting and important initiative.

Lisbon symposium

Heritage language learning and education: Cross-disciplinary perspectives

Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon, December 18, 2017

The Consortium held its inaugural event on Monday, December 18, at the Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon. The symposium provided a snapshot of the exciting work conducted by some of our members in the domain of heritage and second language learning. Studies covered a range of approaches (experimental, computational, and corpus-based), all of which are essential to move forward our understanding of heritage language learning. Thanks again to Ana Lúcia Santos for organizing the event and to CLUL for hosting us.

You can download the program, including abstracts, by clicking on this link.


Welcome to our website!

The website of our Heritage Language Consortium is now online! On this site, you will find information on our partners, research projects and events. Some of the sections are still under construction but we aim to have the most important information online in the coming weeks. Most of the pages are available in both Portuguese and English.