Language Resource Centers
March 10, 2013
As of this writing, there are 15 Language Resource Centers (LRCs) across the U.S. at various universities. The first was established by the Department of Education in 1990, according to the website for the centers, “in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in foreign languages.”
Twenty-three years and 14 more centers later, these LRCs are supported through grants under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. They “create language learning and teaching materials, offer professional development opportunities for teachers and instructors, and conduct research on foreign language learning.”
On their official website, you can find a list with links for all 15 centers. There is also a booklet available online with descriptions of the centers’ overall activities as well as the individual focus of each.