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Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages

  1. Kimi Kondo-Brown

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1168

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Kondo-Brown, K. 2012. Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Less commonly taught languages (or LCTLs) is a label primarily used in the context of teaching foreign or heritage languages in the United States (USA).


  • language teaching;
  • heritage languages;
  • language for specific purposes