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Goldberg, David; Looney, Dennis; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2015
SINCE 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities. The previous survey examined language enrollments in fall 2009; here the MLA presents its twenty-third survey in the series, describing trends…
Descriptors: Language Enrollment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Enrollment Trends
Modern Language Association, 2015
Data on second majors were added to the degree completions component of the United States Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in 2001 and were made available on the National Science Foundation's "WebCASPAR" Web site (https://webcaspar.nsf.gov/) in 2010. The Modern Language Association's first…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Trends
Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2012
Since 1953, the MLA has conducted a survey of entrance and degree requirements for languages other than English. The surveys reveal trends over time and show how colleges and universities in the United States have added, dropped, or changed their requirements. Entrance and degree requirements are one measure of the value that an institution…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Required Courses, College Admission
Laurence, David – Modern Language Association, 2010
In 2009-10, for the second year in a row, hiring in English and other modern languages contracted sharply, as measured by the number of ads and jobs in the MLA "Job Information List" ( "JIL"). This year the "JIL's" English edition announced 1,100 jobs and the foreign language edition 1,022 jobs. At 1,022, the number of jobs in the foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Academic Achievement, Modern Languages, Employment Opportunities
Steward, Doug – Modern Language Association, 2010
On 19 May 2010 data on second majors, beginning in 2001, were added to the online database for the degree completions component of the US Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), available on the National Science Foundation's WebCASPAR Web site (https://webcaspar.nsf.gov/). This paper offers selected…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Higher Education, Languages, Tables (Data)
Furman, Nelly; Goldberg, David; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2010
Since 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA), with the continuous support of the United States Department of Education, has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities. The previous survey examined language enrollments in fall 2006; here…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Colleges
Modern Language Association, 2009
The financial crisis of 2008 made its consequences painfully evident in the 2008-09 MLA (Modern Language Association) "Job Information List" ("JIL"). After trending upward between 2003-04 and 2007-08, the number of jobs advertised in the "JIL" in 2008-09 declined since 2007-08 by 446 (24.4%) in English and 453 (27.0%) in foreign languages. In the…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Employment Opportunities, Trend Analysis, Economic Factors
Laurence, David – Modern Language Association, 2008
This report draws on US government data sources to develop a statistical portrait of the population of faculty members teaching English and foreign languages in US degree-granting colleges and universities. Major input sources include the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Salaries, Higher Education, Tenure
Modern Language Association, 2008
The National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) surveys more than 26,000 faculty members in all fields in US colleges and universities. Those canvassed by the NSOPF form a nationally representative sample of full- and part-time faculty members in degree-granting public and private not-for-profit institutions that are located in the 50 states…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Higher Education, Federal Aid, Tenure
Furman, Nelly; Goldberg, David; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2007
With the continuous support of grants from the Department of Education, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has since 1958 gathered and analyzed information on enrollments in languages other than English as reported to them by United States institutions of higher education. This latest and twenty-first survey examines trends in enrollments for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning
Modern Language Association, 2007
In 2004 the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) created a task force to examine current standards and emerging trends in publication requirements for tenure and promotion in English and foreign language departments in the United States. To fulfill its charge, the task force reviewed numerous studies, reports, and…
Descriptors: Tenure, Humanities, College Faculty, Department Heads
Modern Language Association, 2007
The Modern Language Association (MLA) supports a broad, intellectually driven approach to teaching language and culture in higher education. To study the best ways of implementing this approach in today's world, the MLA Executive Council established an Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages. The committee was charged with examining the current…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Linguistics, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Clarke, Gerard R. – Bulletin (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association), 1975
The purpose of this paper is to explore the attitudes of the Spanish-speaking people living in the United States as expressed in their prose, poetry, and drama. The scope of the paper includes the literature of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexican Americans in the United States written between 1960 and 1973. The literature is surveyed to uncover…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Cubans
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Morlock, Laura; And Others – Publications of the Modern Language Association, 1972
Results of a nationwide survey of 595 modern language departments conducted in December 1970. Data analyzed indicate that the proportion of women declines from 55 percent of all graduate students to 18 percent of all full-time professors to only 8 percent of graduate teaching faculty in departments with Ph.D. programs. (DS)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, English, Females, Feminism
Petrucelli, Gerald J. – Bulletin (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association), 1977
Situational Reinforcement, a teaching methodology developed out of the cognitive-field theory of learning, is described. It combines many techniques and methods developed over the years. This discussion of it considers common learning problems: (1) boredom, apathy and passivity on the part of the student, (2) the teacher's preoccupation with…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Experiential Learning
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