Language Resource Centers

CARLA is one of 16 Title VI Language Resource Centers funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the Language Resource Centers is to:

  • establish, strengthen and operate national language resource and training centers
  • improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively
  • disseminate information about foreign language teaching and learning

Led by nationally and internationally recognized language professionals, the LRCs create language-learning materials, offer professional development workshops, and conduct research on foreign language learning. While some of the LRCs concentrate on specific language areas, other LRCs direct their attention to foreign languages in general.

In 2015, the LRCs together updated a booklet that highlights the work of all of the LRCs around the country. It includes overviews of each of the centers supported by Title VI funding, including CARLA. (Click on the graphic at right to download a PDF of the brochure).

LRC PortalLanguage Resource Centers Joint Website
The LRCs also sponsor a joint website site that provides information on materials and professional development opportunities across all of the centers.

Free Resources from the LRCs
This printable PDF document lists many of the free materials for language teachers that are currently available from the LRCs.

List of Other Language Resource Centers

Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC)
- Georgetown University
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
- The Pennsylvania State University
The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)
- University of Oregon
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & Literacy (CERCLL)
- University of Arizona

Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC)

- City University of New York

Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)
- Michigan State University
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
- Indiana University
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
- University of Texas at Austin
Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR)
- Georgia State University
National African Language Resource Center (NALRC)
- Indiana University
National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC)
- The Ohio State University
National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
- University of Hawai'i at Manoa
National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC)
- University of California, Los Angeles
National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL)
- California State University, Fullerton
Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC)
- Duke University


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