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MLA Survey of Enrollments in Languages other than English in Higher Education
Dennis Looney, Modern Language Association of America

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2013 Survey of Enrollments in Languages Other Than English (Report)
Title: 2013 Survey of Enrollments in Languages Other Than English
Author: David Goldberg, Dennis Looney, and Natalia Lusin
Abstract: The language interests of students in US colleges and universities are continuing to diversify, according to a comprehensive new report, Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013, released by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). While total enrollments in languages other than English decreased since the MLA’s last survey in 2009, several languages saw increasing enrollments, and particularly growth in enrollments in advanced language classes. The MLA report is the longest-running comprehensive analysis of the study of languages other than English at US colleges and universities; this is the twenty-third survey in the series. The report includes undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in fall 2013 for 2,616 AA-, BA-, MA-, and PhD-granting colleges and universities in the United States. Partial funding for the report came from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Security Educational Program. Total language enrollments on US college campuses decreased by 6.7% between 2009 and 2013. But some languages—Korean, American Sign Language (ASL), Portuguese, and Chinese—showed higher enrollments. The sharpest percentage increase was in Korean enrollments, which rose at every institutional level between 2009 and 2013: 27.6% in two-year institutions, 45.3% in four-year institutions, and 86.6% in graduate programs. This growth in 2013 follows increases of 18.2% between 2006 and 2009 and 37.1% between 2002 and 2006. American Sign Language continued to experience strong growth, showing an increase of 19.0% in total enrollments, and was the language with the third most enrollments, displacing German, now fourth. Also up were enrollments in Portuguese (10.1%) and Chinese (2.0%).
Date: 02/28/2015
Primary URL: http://www.mla.org/enrollments_surveys

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 08/24/2015
Conference Name: Vanderbilt University Invited Lecture

Fall 2013 Enrollments: MLA Survey and Report on Languages Other than English (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Fall 2013 Enrollments: MLA Survey and Report on Languages Other than English
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: A presentation of the results of the 2013 to an audience of Italianists with an emphasis on trends in Italian.
Date: 03/27/2015
Conference Name: American Association of Italian Studies

The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey: Trends, Using the Data, Programs that Work (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey: Trends, Using the Data, Programs that Work
Author: David Golberg and Dennis Looney
Abstract: How to use the data from the MLA 2013 Survey to make arguments that work for you?
Date: 06/27/1955
Conference Name: 2015 ADFL Summer Seminar West, San Jose' State University

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Language Enrollment Trends / Trendy Languages Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 09/16/2015
Conference Name: Florida State University Invited Lecture

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Language Enrollment Trends / Trendy Languages Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 10/08/2015
Conference Name: Temple University Invited Lecture

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 10/31/2015
Conference Name: National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 11/20/2015
Conference Name: American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 02/11/2016
Conference Name: University of WIsconsin Invited Lecture

Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Foreign Language Enrollment Trends: The 2013 MLA Language Enrollment Survey
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 04/14/2016
Conference Name: University of Mississippi Invited Lecture

Global Languages at New York University (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Global Languages at New York University
Author: Rosemary G. Feal
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages? How do the enrollment trends at NYU match or contradict these national trends?
Date: 11/15/2015
Conference Name: New York University Invited Lecture

Language Trends, Trendy Languages: The MLA Perspective (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Language Trends, Trendy Languages: The MLA Perspective
Author: Rosemary G. Feal
Abstract: Since its release in February 2015, the MLA’s report Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 has received coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous university and regional outlets, as well as some international publications. While enrollments in language courses have increased 11.9% since 2002, the 2013 survey showed a decline of 6.7% since 2009—the year of the last survey. What does this most recent shift downward tell us about current trends in the study of languages in higher education? Are there new arguments to be made for the importance of learning a foreign language in a global economy? Which are the new trendy languages?
Date: 04/17/2015
Conference Name: Keynote Address, Conference on Language Across the Curriculum, Denison University

Enrollments in Languages Other than English: Roundtable Discussion at MLA Convention (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Enrollments in Languages Other than English: Roundtable Discussion at MLA Convention
Author: Dennis Looney, Modern Language Association
Author: Kirk Belnap, Brigham Young University
Author: Carol Costabile-Hemming, Univ of North Texas
Author: Malcolm Compitello, Univ of Arizona
Author: Heather Willis Allen, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
Author: Ginger Marcus, Washington University
Author: Colleen Ryan, Indiana University
Author: Tom Garza, University of Texas, Austin
Abstract: Representatives from the most commonly taught languages (Spanish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic) in United States institutions of higher education address the results of the MLA survey of language enrollments in fall 2013. Presenters consider enrollments on their home campuses in the light of national trends and discuss how data from the survey can be used to advocate language study.A public discussion guided by these questions: 1. Did national trends in 2013 reflect the situation on your campus? If your numbers contradicted the national trend in 2013, how do you explain this? How are your local numbers in fall 2015? 2. What are programs that show no drop in enrollments doing that could be shared with colleagues? 3. Is the difference between introductory and advanced enrollments on your campus and/or in your field noteworthy? 4. What do the numbers in graduate enrollments reveal about trends in graduate study on your campus and/or in your language? 5. Are there long term trends in your specific language area that are important to recognize? 6. How can data from the MLA survey be used to advocate for our field?
Date: 01/07/2016
Primary URL: https://apps.mla.org/conv_listings_detail?prog_id=73&year=2016
Primary URL Description: MLA archive on convention sessions from 2016
Conference Name: Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, Texas, 2016

"The MLA Language Enrollment Survey: Where Does Italian Stand and Where Could it Go?" (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: "The MLA Language Enrollment Survey: Where Does Italian Stand and Where Could it Go?"
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: The round table includes presentations from experts in the field: Dennis Looney (Modern Language Association, Programs and ADFL Department) "The MLA Language Enrollment Survey: Where Does Italian Stand and Where Could it Go?" ; David Ward (Wellesley College): “News from New England: The October 1 State of the Discipline Event, a Report”; and Gabriella Romani (Associate Professor of Italian, Setan hall University, and elected member of COM.IT.ES, Consular District of Philadelphia): “What Can the COM.IT.ES Do to Promote Locally the Italian Language and Culture? Past Errors and Future Possibilities." The Consul General of New York Francesco Genuardi will give the introductory remarks.
Date: 11/15/2016
Conference Name: Invited lecture, Montclair State University

Trends in Language Enrollments in the US, 1958-2013 (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Trends in Language Enrollments in the US, 1958-2013
Author: Dennis Looney
Abstract: Presentation of MLA longitudinal data on enrollments across five decades.
Date: 09/08/2016
Conference Name: Invited lecture, Univ California, Berkeley, Language Resource Center


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