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

Language Offerings

Number of Middle Eastern languages taught at each level in 2000-2006:
Level 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1-Elementary 11 0 0 0 0 0 13
2-Intermediate 11 0 0 0 0 0 12
3-Advanced 7 0 0 0 0 0 12
4-Spec. Advanced* 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Total Languages 14 0 0 0 0 0 16

Middle East Language Enrollment Totals2

  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 596 216 0 812 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 823 757 33 1613
2-Intermediate 382 82 0 464 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 547 635 29 1211
3-Advanced 72 29 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 181 462 3 646
4-Spec. Advanced* 65 78 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 58 0 109
Total: 1115 405 0 1520 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1602 1912 65 3579

Breakdown of Enrollment Totals2

Less Commonly Taught Middle East 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 596 216 0 812 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 823 757 33 1613
2-Intermediate 382 82 0 464 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 547 635 29 1211
3-Advanced 72 29 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 181 462 3 646
4-Spec. Advanced* 65 78 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 58 0 109
Total: 1115 405 0 1520 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1602 1912 65 3579

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

Arabic, Modern Standard
  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 1810 331 0 2141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2589 834 162 3585
2-Intermediate 621 186 0 807 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1335 692 82 2109
3-Advanced 133 196 0 329 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 624 643 5 1272
4-Spec. Advanced* 344 289 0 633 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 299 6 425
Total: 2908 1002 0 3910 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4668 2468 255 7391
Hebrew
  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 1191 74 0 1265 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 711 175 160 1046
2-Intermediate 741 28 0 769 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 638 149 95 882
3-Advanced 180 66 0 246 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 262 86 20 368
4-Spec. Advanced* 135 92 0 227 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 51 2 83
Total: 2247 260 0 2507 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1641 461 277 2379
Persian
  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 241 81 0 322 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 511 448 61 1020
2-Intermediate 129 68 0 197 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 260 282 34 576
3-Advanced 49 27 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 156 0 243
4-Spec. Advanced* 72 23 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 186 28 0 214
Total: 491 199 0 690 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1044 914 95 2053

*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- Amharic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Slavic, Swahili, 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