University of Wisconsin–Madison

Learn a Less Commonly Taught Asian Language

Learn a Less Commonly Taught Asian Language

Learn a Less Commonly Taught Asian Language

Learn a Less Commonly Taught Asian Language

Learn a Less Commonly Taught Asian Language

This Website and Database

This database and website is an inventory of all US institutions offering instruction in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Asia with particular attention to institutions offering distance learning options. Language knowledge is essential for the study of Asian cultures and societies. While instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean is widely available in North America, relatively few universities offer instruction in the socalled Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Asia. Explore your possibilities with one of the 27 languages in this database from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. 

152 institutions offering less commonly taught asian languages

Website Sponsors​

  The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), working together with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, has supported and built this invaluable resource for language learners across the country. Without the support from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Henry Luce Foundation this resource could not have been made possible.

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