LCTL (Less Commonly Taught Languages)

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) refer to languages that are not widely studied or offered in educational institutions. Examples include languages like Swahili, Hindi, Finnish, and Uzbek. Promoting LCTLs is important for preserving linguistic diversity, fostering global understanding, and meeting the needs of heritage speakers and specific professional fields. Educators can support LCTL instruction by developing specialized curricula, leveraging technology for access to resources, and advocating for the inclusion of these languages in language programs.