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Welcome to LARC


The Language Acquisition Resource Center, LARC, is a national Language Resource Center located on the San Diego State University campus.

LARC, a San Diego State University-housed program sponsored by the San Diego State University Research Foundation (SDSURF), is one of fifteen Department of Education Title VI funded Language Resource Centers (LRCs). The LRCs were established by Congress in 1989. Their purpose is to improve the teaching and learning of foreign and second languages in the United States.

Our mission is to develop and support the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States through research, technology, and publications. Particular attention is paid to less commonly taught languages, cross-cultural issues, language skills assessment, and teacher training.

The LARC 2010-2014 project areas are (1) Alternatives in Teacher Credentialing, (2) Standards Based Curriculum Development, (3) Developing Trans-Cultural Competence, (4) Testing and Assessment Language Growth


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News and Events
The LARC Virtual Explorer

LARC’s New Location in Storm Hall (map)
PC Lab SH204 / Mac Lab SH205

Testing and Assessment Webinar Series
Archives, handouts, and recording links here

LARC Event Archives
Workshops, Conferences, & Webinars

Items of Interest

FLT Magazine (view here)

Free LRC Resource Handout 2013 (pdf)


CA Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
Filipino / Arabic / Arabic Test Questions

Sample LCTL Learning Materials (view)