1st Edition

Sharing Less Commonly Taught Languages in Higher Education Collaboration and Innovation

    264 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume highlights how institutions, programs, and less commonly taught language (LCTL) instructors can collaborate and think across institutional boundaries, bringing together voices representing different approaches to LCTL sharing to highlight affordances and challenges across institutions in this collection of essays. Sharing Less Commonly Taught Languages in Higher Education showcases how innovation and reform can make LCTL programs and courses more attractive to students whose interests and needs might be overlooked in traditional language programs. The volume focuses on how institutions, programs, and LCTL instructors can work together, collaborating and thinking across institutional boundaries to explore innovative solutions for offering a wider range of languages and levels.

    With challenges including instructor isolation, difficulty in offering advanced courses or sustaining course sequences, and minimal availability of pedagogical materials compared to commonly taught languages to overcome, this collection is a vital resource for language educators and language program administrators.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Licence (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

    Introduction: Sharing Less Commonly Taught Languages in the 21st Century

      Emily Heidrich Uebel, Angelika Kraemer, and Luca Giupponi

      Part I: Sharing Structures and Established Consortia

    1. Consortial Course Sharing: A Look at the History and Foundations of the Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare Program 
    2. Katherine Galvin, Keith Marshall, and Laurel Rosch

    3. Scaling up Sustainably: Affordances and Challenges of Shared Language Courses
    4. Lauren Rosen, Nicholas Swinehart, Stephanie Treat, and Mia Li

    5. The Shared Course Initiative: Less Commonly Taught Language Collaboration at Columbia, Cornell, and Yale
    6. Christopher Kaiser

    7. Ten Years of Collaboration: The Duke-UVA-Vanderbilt Consortium
    8. Deborah S. Reisinger, Nathalie Dieu-Porter, and Miao-Fen Tseng

      Part II: Curriculum Development and Building Program Capacity

    9. Language Learning Through Three Iconic Cities: A Shared Approach to Curriculum Development in Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish
    10. Ragy Mikhaeel, Oya Topçuoğlu Judd, Hanna Tzuker-Seltzer, and Franziska Lys

    11. Articulating Visions of South Asian Less Commonly Taught Language Instruction for Sustainable Growth
    12. Mithilesh Mishra, Shaheen Parveen, Syed Ekhteyar Ali, and Sarah Beckham

    13. Building Less Commonly Taught Language Pipelines: Sharing Russian Language Online with Kansas High School Students
    14. Ani Kokobobo

    15. Expanding Language Programs via Institutional Partners: Notes from a Small Island
    16. Eduardo Lage-Otero

      Part III: Case Studies

    17. Out of Challenges Come Opportunities: Innovative Collaboration in Teaching East Asian Languages
    18. Vance Schaefer and Tamara Warhol

    19. Sharing the Teaching of Kaqchikel Maya Across Universities
    20. Emily Tummons

    21. Sharing African Language Courses: Embracing Initiatives with Caution
    22. Kazeem Sanuth

    23. Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Arabic Language Instruction: Successes and Challenges
    24. Hanada Al-Masri and Cheryl Johnson

    25. The Portuguese Language Working Group: A Successful Partnership
    26. Ana Maria Fiuza Lima and Raquel Castro Goebel

      Part IV: Sharing Strategies

    27. Intercultural Language Learning Communities: Teaching Strategies in the Shared Less Commonly Taught Language Classroom
    28. Adela Lechintan-Siefer

    29. Building a Sustainable Less Commonly Taught Language Community of Practice Through Assessment-Driven Reverse Design
    30. Catherine C. Baumann, Ahmet Dursun, and Phuong Nguyen

    31. Languages Without Borders: Promoting Equitable Access to Language Education
    32. Michele Anciaux Aoki, Russell Hugo, Veronica Trapani-Huebner, and Bridget Yaden

    33. Building a Community of Practice: Pathways to Less Commonly Taught Languages Sharing

    Angelika Kraemer and Danielle Steider


    Emily Heidrich Uebel is the Associate Executive Director of the National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center and an Academic Specialist at Michigan State University, USA.

    Angelika Kraemer is the Director of the Language Resource Center at Cornell University, USA, and the Cornell University Director of the Shared Course Initiative.

    Luca Giupponi is the Technology Director for the National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center and an Educational Technology Specialist at the Center for Language Teaching Advancement at Michigan State University, USA.