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27th Annual Summer Seminar for Language Educators
Common Core and World Language Education: Enhancing Global Competence and Academic Performance
UC Santa Barbara, July 15-20, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 10
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10th Intl. Conference on Language Teacher Education
Language Teacher Education for a World on the Move: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Student Populations
UCLA Covel Commons, Los Angeles, Feb 2-4, 2017
Call For Papers Deadline June, 21 / More info

Summer Intensive Language Courses 2016
Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian
Registration Open / Promo Video

STARTALK Programs 2016 at LARC
Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian (Info)
Teacher Training: July 25th to August 5th
Student Camps: July 11th to August 5th

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Welcome to the Language Acquisition Resource Center

LARC is a San Diego State University-housed national Language Training Center (LTC) delivering language and culture training for active duty military, ROTC students, and reserve personnel to respond to the cross-service need for demonstrable communicative competence in world languages and cultures. LARC’s LTC enhances partners’ linguistic and cross-cultural mission readiness, providing language enhancement, conversion or initial acquisition training.

LARC also supports the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States through research, technology integration, and resource development. Particular attention is paid to less commonly taught languages, cross-cultural competence, language skills assessment, and teacher professional development.