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

Language Offerings1

Number of East Asian languages taught at each level in 2000-2006:
Level 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1-Elementary 8 10 0 0 0 0 10
2-Intermediate 7 11 0 0 0 0 8
3-Advanced 6 5 0 0 0 0 7
4-Spec. Advanced* 4 6 0 0 0 0 4
Total Languages 8 11 0 0 0 0 10

East Asian Language Enrollment Totals1

  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 8577 845 0 9422 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13536 1659 359 15554
2-Intermediate 4739 438 0 5177 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7226 799 157 8182
3-Advanced 2022 419 0 2441 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4494 704 138 5336
4-Spec. Advanced* 1741 808 0 2549 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2396 989 226 3611
Total: 17079 2510 0 19589 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27652 4151 880 32683

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 287 80 0 367 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 104 28 281
2-Intermediate 111 25 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 35 0 93
3-Advanced 7 9 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 18 0 53
4-Spec. Advanced* 6 38 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Total: 411 152 0 563 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 243 157 28 428

More Commonly Taught East 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 3100 331 0 3431 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6468 800 153 7421
2-Intermediate 1400 147 0 1547 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2829 361 58 3248
3-Advanced 712 179 0 891 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1601 293 100 1994
4-Spec. Advanced* 615 340 0 955 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1008 527 160 1695
Total: 5827 997 0 6824 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11906 1981 471 14358
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 4258 366 0 4624 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5321 550 132 6003
2-Intermediate 2443 206 0 2649 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3341 288 75 3704
3-Advanced 1069 197 0 1266 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2232 270 30 2532
4-Spec. Advanced* 965 366 0 1331 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1092 371 22 1485
Total: 8735 1135 0 9870 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11986 1479 259 13724
Korean
  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 932 68 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1598 205 46 1849
2-Intermediate 785 60 0 845 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 998 115 24 1137
3-Advanced 234 34 0 268 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 626 123 8 757
4-Spec. Advanced* 155 64 0 219 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 295 91 44 430
Total: 2106 226 0 2332 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3517 534 122 4173

*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.

^These language offerings refer to those recorded in the first round of eLCTL data collected in 2005. See old eLCTL in 2005 E-LCTL website link.

1 Indonesian, Sanskrit, Turkish, and Urdu, 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