LARC’s Mission Statement

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at the College of Arts & Letters at San Diego State University (SDSU) fosters effective teaching and learning of world languages locally, regionally, and nationally. LARC pursues this through initiatives involving research-based design and delivery of language and culture programs, teacher professionalization, and assessment.

We believe:

  • Less commonly taught languages are an integral part of world languages education;
  • Language teaching and learning are fundamental activities to a globally engaged and culturally aware society;
  • Teacher professionalization and reflective best practices in language education are of utmost importance for instructors;
  • Meaningful community engagement is essential to the work of SDSU, LARC, and all institutions of higher education;
  • Articulation between K-12 and postsecondary education is vital for the development of professionals ready to contribute on an international scale.

LARC’s staff comprises a diverse, multilingual team that collaborates with partners on and off campus to promote language teaching and learning in the domains of practice, policy, and research.

News and Events

CLTA Annual Conference 2019
Innovate with Languages
February 28-March 3 – San Jose, CA
More information and registration

SDSU Summer Intensive Language Courses 2019
Complete 1 semester in 2.5 weeks
Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian
Enrollment opens early April. More information

STARTALK Student Camps and Teacher Training 2019
Languages: Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian
Student Camps: July 8-August 2, 2019
Teacher Training: July 15-August 2, 2019

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