Report on prioritizing instruction in the LCTLs of Western Europe
Professor Alberta Sbragia (director of the Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center, both at the University of Pittsburgh) and Professor Ray Wakefield (director of the European Studies Consortium at the University of Minnesota) are coordinating the prioritization of instruction in the languages of Western Europe. Discussions of issues involved in prioritizing the languages of the region were held or are planned at the following meetings:
- Initial consideration of relevant issues began at the meeting of Title VI National Resource Center directors in Washington, DC, in September 2003, with a continuation of these discussions at the e-LCTL Initiative Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, in February 2004. Following the Santa Fe meeting a report will be circulated to Western 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 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 Western 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 Western 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.
View a table listing Western European languages offered in by Title VI National Resource Centers and FLAS programs and historical data on enrollments in these languages collected by the Modern Language Association.
Click here for aggregated data on current and planned course offerings of Western European languages by Title VI National Resource Centers and FLAS programs.