South Asia Language Resource Center
The South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC) is a collaborative effort funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education and Graduate Programs Service. It is one of fifteen nationwide that exist to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. SALRC primarily focuses on the needs concerning South Asian language pedagogy in American universities. Because of the astonishing linguistic diversity of the South Asian region, no single U.S. university has the resources to address the demand for expertise. SALRC is structured to assist in meeting this pressing need. Consequently, all of the universities currently designated by the U.S. Department of Education as Title VI National Resource Centers for South Asia established the South Asia Language Resource Center to meet this pressing need for expertise. The new language resource center is an umbrella under which less-commonly-taught languages are advanced through a coordinated program to improve the national infrastructure for language teaching and learning.