Remembering Norman Leonard

Our former colleague Norman Leonard, born July 30, 1948,  passed away suddenly on December 14, 2017. With him we lost a strong advocate for languages and language teaching. Norman was coordinating and conducting the outreach activities of the Language Acquisition Resource Center. Even after his retirement, he kept in touch and participated in events for language teachers in San Diego County. His enthusiasm and activism for world languages was not only appreciated by many, it also was contagious. Rest in peace, Norman Leonard.

Visit Norman’s Tribute Webpage

News and Events

“Central Asia’s Golden Age: What Caused it? What Killed It?”
A Talk by Dr. S. Frederick Starr
Hosted by the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies at SDSU
Thursday, February 1, 7:00pm, SHW 011
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SDSU Project GO: Summer ’18
ROTC Critical Language Scholarship Program
Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian
Applications Open and More Info

2018 CLTA Conference
“The Quest for Proficiency”
Ontario, CA. – March 8-11, 2018
More Information and Registration

3rd International Conference on
Heritage/Community Languages
February 16-17, 2018 at UCLA Covel Commons
Call for Papers (Deadline: September 30, 2017)
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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.