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

SDSU Summer Intensive Language Courses 2019
Complete 1 semester in 2.5 weeks (4 levels available)
Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian
Registration is Open.  More information

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

SAILN Professional Development Events
5/11/19 – CI for Spanish Teachers
6/14/19 – Thematic Unit Design:
Performance Towards Proficiency
6/15/19 – Building Proficiency Across Communication Modes
Visit the SAILN Events Page for More Information

CALICO Conference 2019
“Make It So / Fais ce que doit“
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – May 21 – 25, 2019
More information

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