Louis E. Janus
LCTL Project Coordinator
Louis Janus is the director of
the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Project. He manages the mailing
lists the LCTL project sponsors, oversees the database
listing where LCTLs are taught in North American schools from elementary
to universities and distance education settings, and promotes good teaching
and learning opportunities for LCTLs. He also develops material for the
Virtual Picture Album.
Janus co-taught the CARLA summer institute on LCTL material development from 1999-2013,
and contributed a chapter to the CARLA-sponsored book on the subject.
He holds the Ph.D. degree in Germanic Philology from the University of
Minnesota. In addition to his work at CARLA, Janus has been an active teacher
of Norwegian and Scandinavian linguistics, having taught at both St. Olaf
College and the University of Minnesota. He developed and taught a graduate
course in Reading the Scandinavian Languages. This course was taught in
Summer 2003 as an online course. He is the past-President of
NORTANA -- the Norwegian Researchers and
Teachers Association of North America and was the Norwegian Teachers Newsletter
founder and editor for many years. He also currently serves as editor of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study's "News & Notes." Janus has authored a grammar book, tapes,
software for learning Norwegian, and was co-author of the lesson-a-day
NorWord mailing list. In Spring 2000, Janus was the program leader at the
Oslo Year Program at the University of Oslo. He is now writing a learners'
dictionary for English speakers learning Norwegian.
- A.B. 1970. Linguistics, University of Chicago
- M.A. 1972. Scandinavian Linguistics, University of Wisconsin- Madison
- Ph.D. 1994. Germanic Philology, University of Minnesota.
Johnston, B., & Janus, L. (2003, April). Teacher professional development for the Less Commonly Taught Languages[Research Report]. The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Aarsvold, N., Janus, L., & O'Leary, M. H. (2003). KlikkNorsk. CD, Skandisk, Bloomington,
Janus, L. (1999). "An Overview of Less Commonly Taught Languages in
North America." National Association of Secondary School Principals
Bulletin, 84 (1) 25-27.
Janus, L. (1999). Norwegian Verbs and Essentials of Grammar. National
Textbook Company, Lincolnwood, Ill.
Stenson, N. J., Janus, L. E. & Mulkern, A. E. (1998). Report of the
Less Commonly Taught Languages Summit September 20-21, 1996. Minneapolis,
MN: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota.
Janus, L. (1981). Arbeidshefte til Norsk, nordmenn og Norge. The
University of Wisconsin Press [Language workbook and twelve audio tapes, MP3 files].