Language Resource Center

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The Language Resource Center (LRC) Program of the U.S. Department of Education, administered by the International Foreign Language Education Service under Title VI[1] of the Higher Education Act, funds grants to American universities for establishing, strengthening, and operating 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.[2][3][4]

The common goal of the Language Resource Centers (LRCs) is to promote the learning and teaching of foreign languages in the United States through improving language teacher education, developing improved assessment measures, and conducting research. The US Department of Education established the first LRCs at US universities in 1990 in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in foreign languages.[5] Led by nationally and internationally recognized language professionals, LRCs create language learning materials, offer professional development workshops, and conduct research on foreign language learning.

The Language Resource Centers created a common LRC Web Portal, which provides a searchable database to all of LRC the materials, resources, and professional development opportunities.



15 LRCs were funded in the FY 2010-2013 grant cycle: [6]

CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition), University of Minnesota (U of M)

CASLS (Center for Applied Second Language Studies), University of Oregon (UO)

CERCLL (Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy, University of Arizona (UA)

CeLCAR (Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region), Indiana University (IU)

CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research), Michigan State University (MSU)

COERLL (Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning), University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

LARC (Language Acquisition Resource Center), San Diego State University (SDSU)

NALRC (National African Language Resource Center), Indiana University (IU)

NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center), Georgetown University (Georgetown), George Washington University (GWU) and Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

NEALRC (National East Asian Language Resource Center), Ohio State University (OSU)

NFLRC (National Foreign Language Resource Center), University of Hawaii (UH)

NHLRC (National Heritage Language Resource Center), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) & UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching

NMELRC (National Middle East Language Resource Center), Brigham Young University (BYU)

SEELRC (Slavic and East European Language Research Center), Duke University (Duke)

15 LRCs were funded in the FY 2006-2009 grant cycle: [7]

Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (Penn State), Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (U of M), Center for Applied Second Language Studies (UO), Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (UA), Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (IU), Center for Language Education and Research (MSU), Language Acquisition Resource Center (SDSU), National African Language Resource Center (UW-Madison), National Capital Language Resource Center (Georgetown, GWU, CAL), National East Asian Language Resource Center (OSU), National Foreign Language Resource Center (UH), National Heritage Language Resource Center (UCLA), National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (Iowa State University (ISU)), National Middle East Language Resource Center (BYU), South Asia Language Resource Center (University of Chicago (UC)).

12 LRCs were funded in the FY 2002-2005 grant cycle: [8]

Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (Penn State), Center for Applied Second Language Studies (UO), Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (IU), Center for Language Education and Research (MSU), Language Acquisition Resource Center (SDSU), National African Language Resource Center (UW-Madison), National Capital Language Resource Center (Georgetown, GWU, CAL), National East Asian Language Resource Center (OSU), National Foreign Language Resource Center (UH), National Middle East Language Resource Center (BYU), South Asia Language Resource Center (UC), Slavic and East European Language Research Center (Duke).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/title-six.html
  2. ^ U.S. Department of Education Language Resource Centers (2008). Language Resource Centers: Bringing Worlds Together. E. Lansing: Michigan State University. Downloadable at: (http://www.nflrc.org/)
  3. ^ Tarone, E. (2010). Impact of fifty years of Title VI on language learning in the U.S. In Wiley, D. & Glew, R. (eds.), Knowledge for the Nation’s Global Future: Fifth years of Title VI and Fulbright Hays Programs for Language and International Expertise in the U.S. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
  4. ^ Wiley, D. (2001). Forty years of the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays international education programs: Building the nation’s international expertise for a global future, in P. O’Meara, H. D. Mehlinger & R. Ma Newman (eds.), Changing Perspectives on International Education. (pp. 11–29) Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  5. ^ http://www.nflrc.org/lrc_broc_full.pdf PDF 14.1 MB
  6. ^ U.S. Department of Education Language Resource Centers Program (84.229A). Fiscal Year 2010 New Grants Summary and Abstracts. Downloadable at: (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpslrc/awards.html)
  7. ^ U.S. Department of Education Language Resource Centers Program (84.229A). Fiscal Year 2006 New Grants Summary and Abstracts. Downloadable at: (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpslrc/awards.html)
  8. ^ U.S. Department of Education FY 2002-2005 Grantee Profiles, Language Resource Centers CFDA No. 84.229A. Downloadable at: (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpslrc/awards.html)