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 their status.
Level 4 Study
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.
Cultural 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.