The multilingual and multicultural team of instructors, staff, and faculty at SDSU-LARC endorses the College of Arts and Letters' Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter and against Anti-Blackness.


Due to COVID-19, our offices, labs, and training rooms are closed. All staff are teleworking. Language and culture training as well as professional development courses have been moved online.

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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
EL workshops – August 4th, 11th, and 18th 2021
View the event flyer
Visit the SAILN Events Page for More Information

Online LARC FFuN Series – Summer 2021
LARC Foreign Film Series and Discussion
Summer 2021 schedule coming soon

STARTALK Teacher Training Programs
Summer 2021 – Online
Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu
More information and apply at LARC STARTALK Teacher Training

SDSU Summer Intensive Language Program
Fully online, 4 semesters, up to 16 SDSU credits
Arabic, Persian, Portuguese
May 26 – August 6, 2021
Registration is Open
More information on prerequisites and session dates

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