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

Number of South Asian languages taught at each level in 2000-2006:
Level 2000 2001^ 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1-Elementary 10 15 0 0 0 0 14
2-Intermediate 11 13 0 0 0 0 13
3-Advanced 8 9 0 0 0 0 10
4-Spec. Advanced* 5 10 0 0 0 0 7
Total Languages 11 15 0 0 0 0 15

South Asian 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 929 172 0 1101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1134 305 245 1684
2-Intermediate 438 130 0 568 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 561 208 252 1021
3-Advanced 151 123 0 274 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 162 145 53 360
4-Spec. Advanced* 50 60 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 114 293 459
Total: 1568 485 0 2053 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1909 772 843 3524

Breakdown of Enrollment Totals2

Less Commonly Taught South 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 408 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 543 221 137 901
2-Intermediate 200 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 316 158 171 645
3-Advanced 33 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 84 27 198
4-Spec. Advanced* 45 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 79 220 344
Total: 686 338 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 991 542 555 2088

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

Hindi
  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 521 37 0 558 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 591 84 108 783
2-Intermediate 238 47 0 285 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 245 50 81 376
3-Advanced 118 53 0 171 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 61 26 162
4-Spec. Advanced* 5 10 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 35 73 115
Total: 882 147 0 1029 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 918 230 288 1436

*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- 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. Duplicate languages reported as different dialects (e.g., Lahnda and Panjabi, Western) are only counted once in this list.

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: 6/11/2009