North American LCTL Course Listings
This searchable database allows people to find out where specific Less Commonly Taught Languages [LCTLs] (all human languages with the exception of English, French, German, and Spanish) are taught in North America. Be broader in your searches when you start. For example if you search on a language name AND a contact person’s name, the search might miss the listing if a different person or different spelling is used.
One of the main objectives of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Project is to track information on locations in North America where students can study specific less commonly taught languages. Our database contains information on course offerings for over 300 languages at more than 2,000 colleges and universities in North America, and at elementary, middle and high schools. More than 25 Less Commonly Taught Languages are listed on the distance ed database of credit courses. We encourage the submission of summer courses and will list them promptly.
We are in the process of adding additional detail about each program we list, and will contact all programs, asking for cooperation in adding the information.
For each language at each institution, we provide (where possible) the name, address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of a contact person. Please be advised that the contact person is not necessarily the language teacher, but instead may be a department chair or administrator.
A NOTE ON ACCURACYWhile CARLA tries to keep the LCTL database up-to-date, we rely on the institutions to contact us when changes to their LCTL course offerings are made and to reply to our periodic requests to update their information. Because of the reliance on other institutions and the ever-changing face of language instruction in North America, neither CARLA nor the University of Minnesota guarantees that this information is accurate. However, we sincerely hope that you will find this database useful in your search for information on where LCTLs are taught in North America.
You can help us keep this database accurate and up-to-date. If you would like to suggest a correction or addition to the information in our database, you can use the online correction form for each program you get details for -- (changes made subject to a LCTL staff review).
We always welcome comments about our databases and other LCTL Project services. If you would like information in another format (for example, print, disk, or by institution), contact the LCTL Project at:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
140 University International Center
331 17th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: (612) 624-9016
Fax: (612) 624-7514)