The National Heritage Language Resource Center, at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a federally funded language resource center whose mission is to develop effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, both by creating a research base and by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education.

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This podcast discusses the role of grammar instruction for heritage second/foreign language learners (HLLs). It reviews empirical studies that explore types of grammatical instruction helpful for the development of HLLs' linguistic and communicative competence. The podcast also discusses different approaches to grammar instruction, such as: deductive versus inductive; implicit versus explicit.

An interview with Dr. Gabriela Nik Ilieva from New York University about Hindi heritage language learners and their performance during ACTFL OPIs.

An interview with Bhavya Singh, an Instructor Technology Specialist with STARTALK, who discusses a project-based learning unit in a Hindi-immersion girl scout troop in Northern California. The project answers the real-world problem of providing a PE lesson for online instruction.

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