National Language Resource Centers
World Languages Resources for K-12 Teachers and Parents
The U.S. Department of Education funded nine national language resource centers. The grants provide for the establishment, strengthening, and operating of centers that serve as resources for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development, and dissemination projects.
To search the web sites of all nine national foreign language resource centers...
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
1313 Fifth Street SE, Suite 111
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Established in 1993, CARLA is part of the Institute
of International Studies and Programs at the
University of Minnesota. It is the coordinating
office for a number of grant-funded programs
devoted to second language teaching, learning, and
assessment. CARLA involves faculty members from
the University of Minnesota and other area colleges,
K-12 teachers, and students throughout the state.
Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR)
- A712 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
Journal: Language Learning & Technology
The primary objective of MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) is to promote collaboration in foreign language research and teacher education across college, departmental, and institutional boundaries.
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES)
Durham, NC 27708-0260
Established in 1991, the CSEEES funds course development, organizes lectures, workshops and conferences, sponsors visiting faculty, funds acquisition of additional library resources, and engages in other activities to promote the study of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)
5500 Campanile Drive, BAM 424
San Diego State University
San Diego CA 92182-7703
At LARC, the focus is on research, development, and training to improve language testing, to increase understanding of other cultures and to improve language performance, all through innovative uses of technology.
National African Languages Resource Center (NALRC)
4231A Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
The Center's mission is to serve the entire community of African language educators and learners in the United States by sponsoring a wide range of educational and professional activities designed to improve the accessibility and quality of African language instruction in the United States. The Center encourages a variety of pedagogical approaches to accommodate learner diversity, and advocates the integration of language and culture learning and the acquisition of fluency in these areas. It facilitates dialogue among teachers, learners, and administrators from a wide variety cultural and institutional perspectives, and promotes the profession of African language teaching.
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)
- Georgetown University,
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), and
George Washington University
2600 Virginia Ave. NW, Suite 105
The mission of the NCLRC is to serve as a resource to improve the teaching and learning of languages other than English. It fulfills this function by providing material resources and professional services that derive from its current activities and past projects. The NCLRC, located in Washington, D.C., is a collaboration between Georgetown University, Center for Applied Linguistics and The George Washington University. Each institution contributes an extensive network of foreign language educators combined with institutional resources that make the Center truly national in scope.
The National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC)
276 Cunz Hall
1841 Millikin Road
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Since 1993, the NEALRC has contributed many initiatives designed to increase learners' abilities to master advanced levels of language and cultural competence. Among the many resources generated and made available through the NEALRC are learning materials (textbooks, workbooks, teachers' guides, audio and video recordings) for more than a dozen less commonly taught languages, pedagogy and program development resource and guide books, teacher training and intensive language summer institutes, and more.
As of 1999, the NEALRC adopted its specific East Asian Languages focus in order to serve the needs of learners and teachers of East Asian languages as directly and immediately as possible.
National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
1859 East-West Road #106
University of Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI 96822
Drawing on institutional strengths at the University of Hawaii in foreign language teaching, applied linguistics, and second language acquisition, the NFLRC undertakes projects that focus primarily on the less commonly taught languages of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. However, many of its projects have implications for the teaching and learning of all languages, and the overriding goal of all projects is to develop prototypes that can be applied broadly as resources to improve foreign languages education nationally.
National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
N131 Lagomarcino Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
The mission of the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center is the improvement of student learning of foreign languages at the elementary and secondary school levels. In recognition of the language needs of American children, the Center strengthens foreign language learning through collaborative efforts to promote extended-sequence foreign language programs and improved teacher preparation.