Title VI LRCs

In 1990 the U.S. Department of Education created its Language Resource Center Program under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and established three Foreign Language Resource Centers (LRCs) in the country. Twenty-five years later, the number of centers has grown to sixteen. The LRCs created a Common Web Portal, where you find all materials, resources, and events listed in one site. Visit the Common site.

Language Resource Centers are to conduct research on and serve as resources for improving the foreign language teaching and learning environment in the United States. While each center has its unique focus, all LRCs carry out activities in the following general areas:

- Research on innovative methods for teaching foreign languages, including the use of advanced educational technologies
- Development of new teaching materials
- Development of foreign language performance tests
- Publication of instructional materials in the Less Commonly Taught Languages
- Dissemination of research results, teaching, learning and assessment materials
- Affordance of educational opportunities for language teaching professionals

The Title VI LRCs for the period of 2018-2022 are:
Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) – Georgetown University
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) – The Pennsylvania State University
Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) – University of Oregon
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) – University of Arizona
Center for Languages of the Central Asian region (CeLCAR) – Indiana University
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) – University of Texas at Austin
Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) – Georgia State University
National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) – Indiana University
National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) – The Ohio State University
National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) – University of Hawaii at Manoa
National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) – University of California, Los Angeles
National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) – California State University, Fullerton
Open Language Resource center (OLRC) – University of Kansas
Professional in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning (PEARLL) – University of Maryland
Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TRec) – University of Utah
Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC) – Duke University

Browse the common LRC Portal at http://www.nflrc.org