Report on prioritizing instruction in the LCTLs of Eastern Europe and Russia
Professor Edna Andrews of Duke University (director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and co-director of the Slavic and East European Language Resource Center) and Professor Robert Hayden (director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh), are coordinating the prioritization of instruction in the languages of Eastern Europe. Dr. Bob Donnorummo and Ms. Gina Bombacci Pierce (associate director and assistant director, respectively, of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh) are assisting in this effort.
Initial consideration of relevant issues began at the meeting of Title VI National Resource Center directors in Washington, DC, in September 2003. As Professor Hayden was then participating in Pitt's Semester-at-Sea program, that discussions was conducted by Dr. Dunnorummo and Ms. Pierce.
These discussions were continued at the e-LCTL Initiative Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, in February 2004. Following the Santa Fe meeting a report was circulated to Russian and East European Title VI programs and discussed in conjunction with the meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages in Madison, WI, Spring 2004
Read the final report of the Title VI Eastern Europe and Russia coordinators
View a demographic table listing numbers of first-language speakers of the LCTLs of Russia and Eastern Europe (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 Eastern European 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.