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

Language Offerings1

Number of Asian languages taught at each level in 2000-2006:
Level 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1-Elementary 3 4 6 6 8 8 11
2-Intermediate 2 2 2 4 5 6 12
3-Advanced 2 2 2 2 4 4 6
4-Spec. Advanced* 2 2 2 3 2 4 3
Total Languages 3 4 6 7 8 8 12

Asian Language Enrollment Totals 2

  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 361 0 0 361 452 0 0 452 467 0 0 467 502 0 0 502 518 0 0 518 733 0 0 733 2836 100 76 3012
2-Intermediate 135 0 0 135 142 0 0 142 229 0 0 229 198 0 0 198 179 0 0 179 337 0 0 337 1497 33 17 1547
3-Advanced 78 0 0 78 107 0 0 107 101 0 0 101 114 0 0 114 96 0 0 96 176 0 0 176 602 21 0 623
4-Spec. Advanced* 41 0 0 41 33 0 0 33 54 0 0 54 60 0 0 60 88 0 0 88 86 0 0 86 211 7 0 218
Total: 615 0 0 615 734 0 0 734 851 0 0 851 874 0 0 874 881 0 0 881 1332 0 0 1332 5146 161 93 5400

Breakdown of Enrollment Totals2

Less Commonly Taught Asian Languages (-1,000 enrollments in 2006):

  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 15 0 0 15 10 0 0 10 86 0 0 86 106 0 0 106 110 0 0 110 248 0 0 248 1132 40 0 1172
2-Intermediate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 12 31 0 0 31 98 0 0 98 629 20 0 649
3-Advanced 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 15 0 0 15 142 4 0 146
4-Spec. Advanced* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 6 2 0 8
Total: 15 0 0 15 10 0 0 10 86 0 0 86 119 0 0 119 145 0 0 145 368 0 0 368 1909 66 0 1975

More Commonly Taught Asian Languages (+1,000 enrollments in 2006):

Chinese
  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 129 0 0 129 126 0 0 126 135 0 0 135 149 0 0 149 127 0 0 127 147 0 0 147 819 42 40 901
2-Intermediate 45 0 0 45 42 0 0 42 48 0 0 48 77 0 0 77 50 0 0 50 71 0 0 71 328 11 9 348
3-Advanced 17 0 0 17 31 0 0 31 23 0 0 23 41 0 0 41 34 0 0 34 57 0 0 57 158 4 0 162
4-Spec. Advanced* 12 0 0 12 1 0 0 1 20 0 0 20 19 0 0 19 39 0 0 39 30 0 0 30 71 3 0 74
Total: 203 0 0 203 200 0 0 200 226 0 0 226 286 0 0 286 250 0 0 250 305 0 0 305 1376 60 49 1485
Japanese
  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 217 0 0 217 316 0 0 316 246 0 0 246 247 0 0 247 281 0 0 281 338 0 0 338 885 18 36 939
2-Intermediate 90 0 0 90 100 0 0 100 181 0 0 181 109 0 0 109 98 0 0 98 168 0 0 168 540 2 8 550
3-Advanced 61 0 0 61 76 0 0 76 78 0 0 78 73 0 0 73 58 0 0 58 104 0 0 104 302 13 0 315
4-Spec. Advanced* 29 0 0 29 32 0 0 32 34 0 0 34 40 0 0 40 49 0 0 49 49 0 0 49 134 2 0 136
Total: 397 0 0 397 524 0 0 524 539 0 0 539 469 0 0 469 486 0 0 486 659 0 0 659 1861 35 44 1940

*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- Ancient and/or extinct languages reported by NRCs are not included in the number of languages being counted in this total.

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