AAS Language Database




Elisebeth Doty


330 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
United States


  • Bengali
  • Burmese
  • Filipino
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Javanese
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhala
  • Tajik
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tibetan
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Other


The AAS Language Database and website is an inventory of all US institutions offering instruction in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Asia with particular attention to institutions offering distance learning options. Language knowledge is essential for the study of Asian cultures and societies. While instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean is widely available in North America, relatively few universities offer instruction in the so–called Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Asia. Explore your possibilities with one of the 34 languages in this database from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and East Asia.

Do you have information on valuable LCTL learning (online) resources, programs, or institutions that offer LCTLs that are not featured on the AAS Database website? Submit information here: https://aaslanguagedatabase.wisc.edu/submission-form/ or get in touch with Elisebeth via email!