The Modern Language Association (MLA) announces two searchable tools presenting enrollments in languages other than English taught in institutions of higher education in the United States.
The first is the user-friendly Language Enrollment Database, 1958–2009, which makes available language enrollment data over time. This data is a compilation of enrollment numbers from all the MLA language enrollment surveys, starting with the first one in 1958. None of this data was previously available in electronic format.
The second is an enhanced MLA Language Map that shows where languages are taught in the context of where they are spoken. Enrollment figures are available for each language mapped, as are the locations and size of language programs.
The Language Enrollment Database is available at http://www.mla.org/flsurvey_search
The MLA Language Map is available at http://arcgis.mla.org/mla/default.aspx