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.
- The LCTL database project no longer receives federal funding, so the database is no longer being regularly updated. We have chosen to leave the database online because many of the programs listed have been around for a long time, and we believe that the information can still be useful to those who are looking for a LCTL program in North America.
- We encourage LCTL program administrators to add new course information on our database submission form so that it can be included in the database. It is also possible to submit corrections to a program listing by searching for a specific LCTL program in the database and clicking on the "Submit a Correction" link at the top of the listing.
One of the main objectives of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Project has been 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. 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.
If you have found this database useful and would like to send us a statement to that effect, please send your comments to the CARLA office at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will give us valuable information about the importance of this work to share with our funders.