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Opportunities in other Instituions

In addition to its membership, NCOLCTL has working relationships with several institutions that are important to bundling and strengthening the field of less commonly taught languages. Because of the importance of these institutions to NCOLCTL, its membership, and the field, NCOLCTL is pleased to provide summary information about these organizations and convenient hyperlink access to their websites, where they exist, to enable you to learn more. These institutions are listed below and will be periodically updated as new organizations are established and institutional missions change.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


National Foreign Language Resource Centers

Computerized Assisted Language Learning


Center for Applied Linguistics

Language and Language Learning


FLTeaching Forum

The Library of Congress


The Language Materials Project (LMP)

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)



Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)



International Association of Language Learning (IALL)


The Yamada WWW Language Guides



They have an established website at their own domain. The site offers a number of services, including: a downloadable library, publications order forms, information on how to publish through ACTFL, meetings information, and more.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

Hosts a website that contains general information on the LCTL Project at the University of Minnesota, an LCTL database, information on LCTL Project sponsored listservs, and links and addresses to other LCTL resources. Included in the database is the ability to find out where a specific LCTL is taught.

Center for Applied Linguistics

A private, non-profit organization dedicated to applying research and information about language and culture to foreign language education. See their website for information about CAL and their services, publications, products, and projects.

Computerized Assisted Language Learning
At the University of California, Berkeley, offering reviews of software and books for language students and language instructors. The site also contains job announcements, product announcements, and demos.

FLTeaching Forum
Includes a listserv for FL educators to discuss various aspects of foreign language teaching. All postings are archived in a database which allows the user to search for messages by entering the author, date, subject thread, and/or key words.

Language and Language Learning (in Queensland, Australia)
Provides information on specific languages as well as information on languages in general and related topics in language teaching and learning.

The Language Materials Project (LMP)
At the University of California, Los Angeles, offers a web accessible database containing more than 11,000 citations covering over 900 languages. The database provides bibliographic references for language teaching materials for the LCTLs. The database also contains linguistic profiles, including geographical distributions of the language and a three to four page description of key dialects, grammatical features, and a historical background.

The Library of Congress

Allows the user to search and browse the Library's index and non-catalog file (e.g. for records for federal legislation, audio and foreign law), using a variety of tools. Some of the records have direct links to digitized materials.

Located at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA, offering its members a variety of tools and materials, including: discussion forums, software libraries, reading material and mailing lists. An on-line application for free membership is available at the LingNet site.

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

This website provides information to help state and local school districts to improve academic standards, including those in foreign language programs. The NCELA is funded by the Department of Education and operated by George Washington University.


This website contains programming schedules, transcriptions of some of the foreign language broadcasts and other information -- including information on SCOLA which provides foreign television programming for language learning.

Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)

Located at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. The SIL website contains information on the study of minority languages and cultures. The academic domains represented include : linguistics, anthropology, translation literacy, language learning, and computing.

The Yamada WWW Language Guides

Housed at the University of Oregon, contains an exhaustive list of language resources on the Web.

The International Association of Language Learning Technology (IALL) is devoted to language learning technology. The majority of its members are language lab directories from various institutions across the U.S.

Language Line Services

Demonstrations of Language Line Services: interpreting services (via telephone) for 140 different languages; the site also contains application information on how to become a Language Line interpreter.

Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program

This program is open to educators from the elementary, secondary and two-year college levels. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, it allows for U.S. teachers to exchange
teaching positions with educators in over 30 countries. Administrators can participate in six-week shadowing experiences in about nine countries.

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Other Useful Links

Audio Forum
Supplies a list of language publishers on the net. It also contains listings for study abroad, schools, language professional information, and a monthly newsletter.

Provides comprehensive lists of language-related Internet resources. The resources include, but are not limited to, the LCTLs.

The List of Language Lists
A comprehensive collection of listservs that are devoted to the discussion of language(s). It includes, but is not limited to, listservs on LCTL.

Voice of America
Provides newscast sound files in various languages -- including many LCTL.

World Newspapers on the WWW
Editor & Publisher 's Interactive Online World Newspaper Database has well over 2,000 online newspaper entries.

World Television Stations and Listings on the WWW

World Magazines on the WWW

International Channel
A provider of multi-language programming featuring over 25 different languages from Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

World TV Station Links

The MIT List of World Radio Stations on the Internet

Foreign Language and Culture Page
The Foreign Language and Culture Page offers easy access to hundreds of language-related sites.

World Society and Culture Directory
The World Society and Culture Directory is an alphabetical link list of countries. Each country site contains numerous links to sites about music, art, cuisine, politics, pop culture, and more.

Foreign Languages for Travelers
The Foreign Language for Travelers Page offers basic "survival" exercises in about 50 different languages. This includes practice learning basic words, numbers, shopping/dining, travel, directions, places, and time and dates.

College and University Home Pages
This site contains a catalog of home pages for over 3,000 higher education institutions around the world.

American Translators Association
ATA's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpretation professions.

U.S. Department of Education

National Endowment for the Humanities

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
The IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections) mailing lists are provided by St. Olaf College as a free service to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.

International Language Testing Association (ILTA)
ILTA promotes the improvement of language testing throughout the world.

National Council for Languages and International Studies
NCLIS is working to ensure access to language instruction -- commonly and less-commonly taught languages, ESL, and bilingual education -- to the greatest number of citizens.

Modern Language Journal
The MLJ promotes scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers of all modern foreign languages and English as a second language.

American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators of Foreign Language Programs

The Association for Computational Linguistics
An international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving language and computation.

Copyright References

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National Foreign Language Resource Centers
supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education

The Center for Advanced language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
Penn State University

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
University of Minnesota

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

The Center for Language Edcuation and Research (CLEAR)
Michigan State University

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CELCAR)
Indiana University

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)
San Diego State University

The National African Language Resource Center (NALRC)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)
Georgetown University and George Washington University

The National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC)
Ohio State University

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
University of Hawaii-Manoa

The National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
Iowa State University

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

The Slavic and East European Language Resource Center (SEELRC)
Duke University and Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC)
University of Chicago

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