Collectively, Big Ten Academic Alliance universities offer over 100 Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) but individually, no institution teaches more than 53. To expand student access to unique and specialized language courses, Big Ten Academic Alliance members facilitate initiatives such as CourseShare and the Traveling Scholar Program.
Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions host a multitude of the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) and Language Resource Centers (LRC). Collectively, 32% of NRC funding has been awarded to Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions through 2013 and 42% of LRC funding, as detailed in this PDF document of Title VI Resource Centers across the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
A strategy to increase access to LCTLs
View the database of confirmed and potential CourseShare courses
LCTLs offered in the 2009-10 academic year (opens as PDF)
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