Since 1990, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Title VI grants to institutions of higher education in order to establish Language Resource Centers (LRCs). The common goal of the LRCs is to promote the learning and teaching of foreign languages in the United States.
Go to the Joint Language Resource Center Website for a searchable database of resources and professional development opportunities available through the Centers. This site is scheduled for revision in 2023.
Download the current Language Resource Centers brochure (US Department of Education Title VI Language Resource Centers. Increasing Capacity for Language Teaching and Learning)
Download a PDF listing some free resources from the LRCs
The Title VI Language Resource Centers are:
(Click the logos, to go to their websites.)
The Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education & Research (CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Curricular Enhancement, Development, Access and Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cincinnati, OH
The Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CELCAR) at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC) at The City University of New York, New York City, NY
The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) at Indiana University Bloomington, IN
The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) at the University of California – Los Angeles, CA
National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center (NLRC) at the Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) at California State University, Fullerton, CA
Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning (PEARLL) at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
The Slavic and East European Language Research Center (SEELRC) at Duke University, Durham, NC
Previously Funded Language Resource Centers
The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
The Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC) at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) at George Washington University, Washington D.C.
The National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) at Ohio State University, Colombus, OH
The National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NK-12FLRC) at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
The National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC) at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
The Open Language Resource Center (OLRC) at The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
The South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC) at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL