Our Kuleana

    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 Arts, Languages & Letters, we work to improve language teaching and disseminate resources 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 four e-journals, a wide collection of TED-Ed lessons for professional learning, video and audio archives, and more.

    NFLRC collaborates both locally and nationally on a number of initiatives, most recently on project-based language learning and online language pedagogy. Throughout the year, NFLRC organizes and hosts local, national, and international conferences, symposia, institutes, and workshops for research dissemination and professional learning.