Celebrating 30 years in 2020, we at the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) dedicate ourselves to improving the learning and teaching of all languages while focusing primarily on the less commonly taught languages of Asia and the Pacific. Taking advantage of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s geographic location and drawing upon the rich expertise of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, we work to improve teaching and disseminate new technologies specifically for the underserved populations of both teachers and students of these languages.
The NFLRC produces a broad range of language teaching materials and also publishes scholarly books and edited collections. Online resources include three e-journals, video and audio archives, and bibliographic databases.
NFLRC collaborates both locally and nationally on a number of initiatives, for example, developing models of distributed learning which combine distance and face-to-face instruction. Throughout the year, NFLRC hosts and co-hosts local and national conferences and workshops, often with a focus on technology.