Report on prioritizing instruction in the LCTLs of Africa
Professor David Wiley (director of the African Studies Center at Michigan State University and Lead Co-Principal Investigator of The e-LCTL Initiative) is coordinating prioritization of the languages of Africa.
Discussions among the directors and language coordinators of the major African centers were held or are planned at:
- African Studies Association meeting, Washington, December 2002
- African Language Teachers Association annual meeting, Bloomington, Spring 2003
- Association of African Studies Programs, Washington, Spring 2003
- National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Los Angeles, Spring 2003
- Title VI National Resource Center Directors, Washington, September 2003
- African Studies Association meeting, Boston, October 2003
- The e-LCTL Initiative Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, February 2004
- African Language Teachers Association annual meeting, Madison, WI, Spring 2004
Read the document "Proposed Criteria for Priorities and African Languages for Instruction in the U.S." prepared by David Wiley
View a demographic table listing numbers of first-language speakers of the LCTLs of Africa (data derived from the web-version of Grimes, Barbara, ed. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th edition, vol. 1 (2000)).
View data and other information about African LCTL offerings at Title VI centers, U.S. Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Defense Language Institute, and other institutions in the U.S. from 2001-04.