Report on prioritizing instruction in the LCTLs of Southeast Asia and islands of the Western Pacific
Professor Roger Bresnahan of Michigan State University (project manager of the e-LCTL Initiative) and Dr. Thomas Gething (associate director of the Freeman Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative at the University of Washington) are coordinating prioritization of instruction of the languages of Southeast Asia. Dr. Gething, as chair of the consortium of programs that contribute to the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), brings to the project perspectives beyond Title VI. Professor David Hanlon of the University of Hawaii has contributed to the project concerning the languages of the Western Pacific.
Discussions of issues involved in prioritizing the languages of the region were held or are planned at the following meetings:
- The Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, July 2002 and July 2003
- The annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, New York, 2003
- Title VI National Resource Center Directors, Washington DC, September 2003
- National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, UCLA, Spring 2003
- The Sponsored Workshop on the future of teaching Southeast Asian languages, National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii, January 2004
- The e-LCTL Initiative Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, February 2004
Read a preliminary report prepared by the coordinators in preparation for the Santa Fe meeting
Read a report prepared by the coordinators following the Santa Fe meeting
View a demographic table listing numbers of first-language speakers of the LCTLs of Southeast Asia (data derived from the web-version of Grimes, Barbara, ed. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th edition, vol. 1 (2000)
View a demographic table listing numbers of first-language speakers of the LCTLs of the Pacific Islands (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 Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands 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.