Databases and Directories
The Center for Applied Linguistics provides online access to the following databases and directories.
The Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD) is a free, searchable directory of information on more than 200 tests in over 90 languages. The FLAD serves as a starting point for teachers and educators to search for foreign language assessments. CAL has developed an online tutorial to serve as a companion resource to the FLAD, Understanding Assessment: A Guide for Foreign Language Educators.
This directory includes 448 schools in 37 states and the District of Columbia that teach all or part of their curriculum through a second language. Contact information, number of students and teachers, and other information is provided for each school. Twenty-two foreign languages are represented. (Note: This directory is an archive and no longer updated.)
The CAL Dual Language Program Directory houses data about PreK-12 dual language programs around the United States and is designed to capture and quantify the number and types of dual language programs currently implemented in the United States; and to connect leaders of dual language programs from across the country and facilitate networking among and between them. (Note: This directory is an archive and no longer updated.)
CAL is compiling database of heritage language programs across the United States. Profiles of community-based, K–12, and higher education programs are available on our Heritage Languages website. (Note: This directory is an archive and no longer updated.)