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National Directory
of Early Foreign Language Programs

Welcome to the first-of-its-kind
searchable national database
of public and private
elementary and middle schools
in the United States
that begin foreign language instruction
before grade 7

This directory, while not intended to be comprehensive, provides a sampling of nearly 1500 early language programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It does not include immersion programs, which are listed in two separate directories on the Web site of the Center for Applied Linguistics:

Compiled by Lucinda Branaman, Nancy Rhodes, and Annette Holmes
Database and web design by Huy X. Nguyen
Production by Sonia Kundert

To get started, click on [search] or [help].

This directory was compiled by the Center for Applied Linguistics with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, International Research and Studies Program (Grant No. P017A50054). It was prepared for the Web and will be maintained and updated by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Library of Education (Contract Nos. RR93002010 and ED-99-CO-0009). The content of this directory does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Education or any of its programs, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.