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African Language Offerings and Enrollments at Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs)

Language Offerings

Number of African languages taught at each level in 2000-2006:
Level 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1-Elementary 19 20 24 15 19 21 17
2-Intermediate 14 16 12 12 14 18 16
3-Advanced 14 12 12 12 12 13 15
4-Spec. Advanced* 2 7 3 4 5 3 4
Total Languages 20 21 25 19 10 23 21

African Language Enrollment Totals

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Level UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total
1-Elementary 1,349 792 0 2,141 1,267 354 0 1,621 1,879 381 28 2,288 1,417 226 23 1,666 1,543 367 43 1,953 1,639 363 72 2,074 2,294 302 64 2,660
2-Intermediate 418 330 0 748 596 168 0 764 647 150 1 798 534 127 3 664 643 161 7 811 729 190 21 940 1,066 182 48 1,296
3-Advanced 103 133 0 236 114 81 0 195 141 137 0 278 101 64 1 166 133 115 8 256 199 101 14 314 208 127 12 347
4-Spec. Advanced* 18 9 0 27 24 6 0 30 13 23 0 36 8 21 0 29 19 7 0 26 33 18 0 51 35 24 0 59
Total 1,888 1,264 0 3,152 2,001 609 0 2,610 2,680 691 29 3,400 2,060 438 27 2,525 2,338 650 58 3,046 2,600 672 107 3,379 3,603 635 124 4,362

Breakdown of Enrollment Totals2

Less Commonly Taught African Languages

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Level UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total
1-Elementary 432 69 0 501 387 169 0 556 502 108 4 614 418 74 0 492 436 148 1 585 415 158 4 577 432 106 7 545
2-Intermediate 106 31 0 137 168 58 0 226 198 38 0 236 168 32 0 200 194 47 0 241 197 66 2 265 252 73 2 327
3-Advanced 20 33 0 53 8 18 0 26 13 43 0 56 10 19 0 29 4 30 0 34 24 23 0 47 17 43 0 60
4-Spec. Advanced* 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 5 1 0 6 2 15 0 17 1 3 0 4
Total 558 133 0 691 564 250 0 814 713 191 4 908 596 128 0 724 639 226 1 866 638 262 6 906 702 225 9 936

More Commonly Taught African Languages

Arabic
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Level UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total
1-Elementary 524 653 0 1,177 457 99 0 556 825 177 9 1,011 623 66 17 706 720 152 38 910 800 106 48 954 1,302 99 52 1,453
2-Intermediate 181 256 0 437 276 51 0 327 243 65 1 309 200 53 1 254 288 59 7 354 320 62 4 386 563 73 26 662
3-Advanced 63 73 0 136 84 17 0 101 94 48 0 142 76 27 0 103 99 46 6 151 147 47 12 206 165 44 11 220
4-Spec. Advanced* 13 7 0 20 20 1 0 21 8 4 0 12 6 1 0 7 14 1 0 15 20 0 0 20 26 6 0 32
Total 781 989 0 1,770 837 168 0 1,005 1,170 294 10 1,474 905 147 18 1,070 1,121 258 51 1,430 1,287 215 64 1,566 2,056 222 89 2,367
Swahili
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Level UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total UG G O Total
1-Elementary 393 70 0 463 423 86 0 509 552 96 15 663 376 86 6 468 387 67 4 458 424 99 20 543 560 97 5 662
2-Intermediate 131 43 0 174 152 59 0 211 206 47 0 253 166 42 2 210 161 55 0 216 212 62 15 289 251 36 20 307
3-Advanced 20 27 0 47 22 46 0 68 34 46 0 80 15 18 1 34 30 39 2 71 28 31 2 61 26 40 1 67
4-Spec. Advanced* 5 2 0 7 3 0 0 3 5 17 0 22 2 17 0 19 0 5 0 5 11 3 0 14 8 15 0 23
Total 549 142 0 691 600 191 0 791 797 206 15 1,018 559 163 9 731 578 166 6 750 675 195 37 907 845 188 26 1,059

*Specialized Advanced refers to any course beyond the third year level or which is focused on a specialized topic. See Coding Guidelines on "About" section of the website.

1 French, as well as ancient and/or extinct languages, which were reported by NRCs for this world region are not included in the number of languages being counted in this total because they do not meet the requirement of being a modern language of this particular world region.

2 Enrollment totals reported in these tables include all languages which were officially reported by NRCs on the IEPS-IRIS database (http://www.ieps-iris.org/iris/ieps/irishome.cfm) from which these data were collected. Thus, some languages which may not seem relevant to the particular world region (e.g., Yoruba in Latin America or Japanese in Europe) as well as ancient/extinct languages are included in these language totals, so as to accurately reflect the actual reporting of language teaching and enrollments at the NRCs for each world region.

Last Updated: 5/23/2011