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 Upcoming Events
SAILN 2020 Core Programs – Strands A, C, and D
9am to 3pm on January 25, February 29, March 28, April 25, and May 30.
Visit the SAILN Events Page for More Information

LARC FFuN Series – Spring 2020
Foreign Film Series and Discussion
LARC Lab, Storm Hall 204, SDSU (Map)
Every Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Spring 2020 schedule

SWCOLT / CLTA Conference 2020
April 2-5, 2020, Disneyland Hotel
More information on SWCOLT/CLTA Conference

SDSU Summer Intensive Language Programs
Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Portuguese, and Russian
May 27 – August 7, 2020 (Registration opens early April)
More info – Summer Intensive Language Programs

STARTALK Teacher Training Program 2020
Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish and Urdu
June 1-12, 2020 (Applications open March 1)
Applications Open – 2020 STARTALK Teacher Training

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