Report on prioritizing instruction in the LCTLs of the Middle East
Professor Michael Bonner (former director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan) and Professor Kirk Belnap (director of the National Middle East Language Resource Center at Brigham Young University), are coordinating the prioritization of instruction in the languages of the Middle East.
Discussions of issues involved in prioritizing the languages of the region were held or are planned at:
- The Middle Eastern Studies Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, November 2002
- The Multi-language Conference of the Western Consortium for Middle East Languages, Tucson, AZ, April 2003
- Title VI National Resource Center Directors, Washington, DC, September 2003
- The e-LCTL Initiative Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, February 2004
Read Professor Bonner's preliminary report following the Tucson 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 the Middle East (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 Middle East 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.