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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

SAILN Professional Development Upcoming Events
New World Languages Standards Workshop w/ Nicole Naditz and Christine Lanphere
Strand D Leadership Skills w/ Maylén Rafuls Rosa
Visit the SAILN Events Page for More Information

LARC FFuN Series – Fall 2019
Foreign Film Series and Discussion
LARC Lab, Storm Hall 204, SDSU (Map)
Every Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Next film: 9/04/2019 – Redbad  (Holland 2018)
View the full schedule and watch the trailers

North County Higher Education Alliance
7th Annual Symposium
October 18, 2019 at Mira Costa College
Register here

SDSU Project GO 2020
ROTC Language Scholarship Program
Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian
Applications open early October 2019
More information about Project GO 2020

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