• Learn a new language

  • Small class with technology

  • Understand different culture

  • Share information on language education

  • Open your heart

  • to the diversity of our world

  • and aware of new cultures

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47th NASILP Conference 2020 will be at The University of Arizona

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who are members of NASILP?
    • Currently many universities, colleges, and schools in the United States are affiliated with the NASILP. Any academic institutions may apply for membership. Individual membership is also available.
  • What is the institutional membership fee?
    • $300 per year or $750 for three years. New membership is established for three years and later renewed at either rate.
  • How many students are engaged in the NASILP approach to language learning?
    • The number varies from term to term, and different for each member institution.
  • NASILP's member schools offer academic credit for these courses?
    • Yes. Grades and academic credit are based on the assessment of an "outside Examiner" for another institution. NASILP programs are virtually unique in providing external validation of students performance.
  • Does NASILP receive financial support in addition to membership dues?
    • NASILP has received grant support for special projects from the U.S. Department of Education, the Japan Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, and ARCO Corp. (Atlantic-Richfield).
  • Are there limitations to the NASILP format?
    • Yes. NASILP programs do not incorporate the study of literature, linguistics courses at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level.

      For further questions,   please contact us      

Welcome to NASILP

Are you an educator who wants to offer Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) , or directing language courses at your institution?

NASILP is a network of administrators / directors, coordinators, tutors, students, examiners, and anyone who promote self-instructional language programs in the USA.

We will:

Read more: about Nasilp


Along with the development of communication technology and complicated ongoing of the current world, understanding people in different culture is crucial for our lives in diversity. Many universities in the USA only offer major foreign languages or traditionally established language courses, but have difficulty offering less commonly taught languages partly due to the financial obstacle. 

NASILP (National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs)
has been helping many institutions to establish a language course without much financial burden of hiring a professor.

This is possible with the system of native/near native speaker of the language and online technology, and external examiner. Contact us for more information to see how we can help you and your students to open their mind to the diversity world with another language you can offer.


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