SDSU-LARC staff is adhering to SDSU COVID-19 policies in the offices, labs, and training rooms.  The LARC Language Learning Spaces (Storm Hall 204 and 205) are closed until February 4, inclusively. All regular staff are mainly teleworking. Please contact an SDSU-LARC staff member by email for additional assistance.


SDSU-LARC joins the College of Arts and Letters in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which leads to our recognition of and responsibility for being part of a proud transborder, Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) located on the lands of the Kumeyaay Nation.

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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 Events
Strands A, B, C, and D – Starting January 2022
Visit the SAILN Events Page for More Information

Online LARC FFuN Series – Fall 2021
LARC Foreign Film Series and Discussion
Another Round (Denmark 2019)
Wednesday, 11/24/21, 6:30pm PT
View the Fall 2021 FFuN schedule and zoom links

STARTALK Student Program 2022-2023
Chinese, Persian, and Russian
Application opens on October 1, 2021
Learn More Here

SDSU Project GO 2022
Summer Intensive Language Program

Hybrid classes, 4 semesters, up to 16 SDSU credits
Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese
May 25 – August 5, 2022
Registration opens April 2022
ROTC Students – More information
Non-ROTC Students – More information

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