Research in African Language Pedagogy


The NALRC had a great time collaborating with various fields of African language pedagogy and other less-commonly taught languages (LCTLs). This includes the support for graduate students for attending the ALTA conferences and also sponsoring pre-conference workshops at this conference over the years. The NALRC organized international conferences for the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) in the springs of 2004 – 2007. Now the NALRC serves as the secretariat to these organizations. The NALRC has published journals for ALTA and NCOLCTL from the research conducted by various instructors of the Less Commonly Taught Languages, including African languages.

A survey of African language enrollment is conducted by the NALRC which shows the increase in enrollment and the introduction of these languages in many universities that were not offering these languages five years ago. The dissemination of the materials published by the NALRC is a major factor in making this possible.