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

Language Offerings1

Number of Western European languages taught at each level in 2000-2006:
Level 2000 2001^ 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1-Elementary 14 26 0 0 0 0 18
2-Intermediate 13 19 0 0 0 0 17
3-Advanced 13 14 0 0 0 0 13
4-Spec. Advanced* 6 17 0 0 0 0 10
Total Languages 15 27 0 0 0 0 21

Western European 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 11223 1035 0 12258 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17788 1050 163 19001
2-Intermediate 4062 251 0 4313 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15810 399 93 16302
3-Advanced 4619 594 0 5213 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7546 233 13 7792
4-Spec. Advanced* 728 846 0 1574 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3341 643 9 3993
Total: 20632 2726 0 23358 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44485 2325 278 47088

Breakdown of Enrollment Totals2

Less Commonly Taught Western European 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 1318 258 0 1061 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1237 142 9 1388
2-Intermediate 287 52 0 207 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 564 90 1 655
3-Advanced 751 170 0 415 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 161 17 0 178
4-Spec. Advanced* 176 81 0 257 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 8 0 38
Total: 2532 561 0 1940 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1992 257 10 2259

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

Spanish
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 3916 272 0 4188 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6833 141 52 7026
2-Intermediate 1694 65 0 1759 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8845 69 35 8949
3-Advanced 1326 115 0 1441 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4019 57 3 4079
4-Spec. Advanced* 146 132 0 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2113 219 2 2334
Total: 7082 584 0 7666 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21810 486 92 22388
French
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 2115 143 0 2258 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2908 281 40 3229
2-Intermediate 1132 80 0 1212 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3227 123 23 3373
3-Advanced 1361 109 0 1470 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2108 49 9 2166
4-Spec. Advanced* 153 365 0 518 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 532 127 4 663
Total: 4761 697 0 5458 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8775 580 76 9431
Italian
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 1653 133 0 1786 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4077 144 11 4232
2-Intermediate 386 22 0 408 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1689 40 19 1748
3-Advanced 440 64 0 504 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 369 49 1 419
4-Spec. Advanced* 76 84 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 171 80 1 252
Total: 2555 303 0 2858 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6306 313 32 6651
German
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 1947 211 0 2158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1901 262 44 2207
2-Intermediate 486 23 0 509 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1183 49 15 1247
3-Advanced 516 108 0 624 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 806 41 0 847
4-Spec. Advanced* 177 184 0 361 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 444 164 2 610
Total: 3126 526 0 3652 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4334 516 61 4911
Portuguese
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 274 18 0 292 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 832 80 7 919
2-Intermediate 77 9 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 302 28 0 330
3-Advanced 225 28 0 253 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 20 0 103
4-Spec. Advanced* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 45 0 96
Total: 576 55 0 631 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1268 173 7 1448

*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- Bulgarian, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovenian, Turkish, 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. Language families (e.g., Celtic, Scandinavian) are also not included 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: 6/9/2009