About the project

The Language Capital Project attempts to map out non-residential spaces where speakers of non-national languages (e.g. languages other than English in the U.S.).work, volunteer, or gather.

It aims to help others locate speakers of their own native language in the local community, help people explore the linguistic diversity of their surroundings, to serve as an educational tool for language learners and language teachers, and to promote small, local businesses owned by immigrants and Native Americans. 

The project was developed with the support of the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & Literacy (CERCLL).