Renata Emilsson Peskova

University of Iceland, Iceland;

Gisi Cannizzaro

Heritage Language Education (HLE) Network, Netherlands;


Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal.  Volume 2023-2(10).  THE EMOTIONAL DIMENSION OF LANGUAGE AND OF LINGUISTIC EDUCATION, pp. 157-159.



The Forum of Heritage Language Coalitions in Europe (FOHLC Europe) aims to provide opportunities for those involved with heritage language (HL) education – programs otherwise known as mother tongue lessons or weekend schools – to come together to exchange ideas. The 3rd annual FOHLC Europe conference took place online on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, 2022, free of charge. There were over 200 registrations for the conference, from over 40 countries around the world, supporting more than 50 heritage languages.

FOHLC Europe offers professional development and networking opportunities to professionals in the field of HL education. It is a collaboration between several groups involved with heritage language education with the purpose of organizing an annual conference and other regular online gatherings for the teachers and managers of HL programs in Europe, as well as for the leaders of coalitions and networks of HL programs. The goal is to provide a European platform for the exchange of ideas about how to promote HL education, improve the quality and professionalism of HL education, and map the situation of HL programs in Europe.

FOHLC Europe 2023 was organized by …


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