ERIC Number: ED259549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Foreign Language Course Registrations in U.S. Colleges and Universities, Fall 1983. Final Report.
Brod, Richard I.
Data from a national survey of colleges and universities with foreign language programs revealed an increase of 4.5% in total foreign language registrations between 1980 and 1983, the first general increase noted since 1968. Registrations increased by over 10% in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian. French, Spanish, German, and the aggregate of less commonly taught languages showed smaller gains. Arabic, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Portugese had enrollment decreases. Spanish continued to be the leading language in U.S. colleges and universities, accounting for 41% of the total. The report contains a main section and two appendices. The body of the report consists of an introduction, 6 summary tables, and 15 detailed tables all reporting the full survey of college and university enrollments. The detailed tables present data by state or region for the seven most commonly taught languages and for the other languages as a group, as well as detailed comparative figures from 1968, 1970, 1974, 1977, and 1980 surveys. The appendices include an institutional directory of language enrollments and a copy of the enrollment survey questionnaire. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Arabic, Chinese, College Second Language Programs, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Higher Education, Italian, Japanese, Language Enrollment, Latin, National Surveys, Portuguese, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, Russian, Spanish, State Colleges, State Universities, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.