Heritage Language Learning: Definition & Example


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1. L1 refers to what?

2. An immigrant from another country to America learns English as ...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Boost your confidence as you study heritage language learning with help from these fun assessments. By utilizing this quiz and worksheet, you can check your comprehension of different types of languages and ways and reasons individuals acquire those languages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your comprehension of the following using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Definition of a heritage language
  • Meaning of L1
  • What the English language is to an immigrant who speaks another language
  • Term used for a language that represents a person's ancestral culture
  • Circumstance that could result in L1 failing to fully develop

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as a heritage language and L1
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a language that refers to a person's ancestral culture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question concerning when an L1 could fail to fully develop

Additional Learning

Accompanying these assessments is a lesson called Heritage Language Learning: Definition & Example. Among topics covered in this lesson are the following:

  • Differences between heritage, primary, secondary and native languages
  • How L1 and L2 differ
  • When native language and heritage language become the same