The Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers
serves as the repository and, in most cases, mirror site for
archiving resource materials, research results, and information
collected as parts of comprehensive efforts. Currently, two
databases are under construction. Check back later to see
This is a comprehensive qualitative and empirical study
for defining Level 4 proficiency and identifying how it
is reached. Check later for the following information.
- Coded results from check lists.
- Summaries of interviews.
- Personal narratives.
- Written responses to specific questions.
Communication Skills Database
In 1997, four templates of cultural behaviors
and cross-cultural communication were produced through extensive
research of published sources, focus groups of experts, and
in-depth interviews with both American and native carriers
of the culture. The cost of these templates was underwritten
by the Army Research Institute; the production and publication
of the templates was carried out under the aegis of the North
Carolina Center for World Languages and Cultures. The templates
addressed four cultures-Koreans, Russians, Spanish-Speaking
Cubans, and West Asian Arabs-and won the 1997 International
Society for Performance Improvement award for best research
design. They detail more than 400 behaviors associated with
each of these cultures.
These templates are being turned into a searchable database
by affiliates of the CDLC. As the databases are completed,
the links to those databases will appear here.