The LCTL project (sponsor of these teachers mailing lists) is happy
to announce that the LCTL database of Less Commonly Taught Languages
course offerings in North America has been upgraded to a new more
reliable server and a new platform.
We are happy to continue maintaining the database, which has been a
part of CARLA since 1993 (remember Gopher?).
Not only have we made technical upgrades, we now have more fields
that people can search on when they want to locate courses. In
addition to the standard searchable items (language, state,
institution, k-12, summer, post-secondary), we have added more search
options: click on 'advanced options' and a larger page opens, From
here, you can search for levels offered, availability, emphasis or
focus of the course, degrees offered by the relevant department,
whether there is a tightly integrated study abroad component, if the
institution is part of a consortium like CIC, The U of California
consortium, the Five Colleges in Massachusetts. Fields now have
expanded 'help' explanations.
The value of this database certainly depends on its completeness and
accuracy. You are urged to look at the courses you know about or are
involved in, and submit updates, corrections or deletions. The top
of every page which gives details about a course, offers a link to
the correction page and an option to check if the course no longer is
being offered. After you submit new details, you will receive an
email confirmation. As soon as the project verifies the submission,
we will add it to the available records.
For those interested in statistics, we currently have
9,287 college/university listings (from Acholi to Zulu)
2,853 listings k-12 for LCTLs
254 distance ed offerings
237 summer 2010 courses
I hope you contact me with comments, questions or suggestions.
Have a look: http://www.carla.umn.edu/lctl/db/index.php
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
University of Minnesota
140 C University International Center
331 17th Ave Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414 USA
phone: 612/624-9016; fax: 612/624-7514
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