Welcome to the Language Acquisition Resource Center

LARC is a San Diego State University-housed national Language Training Center (LTC) delivering language and culture training for active duty military, ROTC students, and reserve personnel to respond to the cross-service need for demonstrable communicative competence in world languages and cultures. LARC’s LTC enhances partners’ linguistic and cross-cultural mission readiness, providing language enhancement, conversion or initial acquisition training.

LARC also supports the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States through research, technology integration, and resource development. Particular attention is paid to less commonly taught languages, cross-cultural competence, language skills assessment, and teacher professional development.

News and Events

STARTALK Teacher Training & Student Camps
Summer 2018: Arabic, Dari, Chinese, Persian
Teacher Training Info and Application
Student Camp Info and Application

SDSU Summer Intensive Language Courses
Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian
Novice (5/30-7/3) Intermediate (7/9-8/10)
Registration is OPEN

NWALL/SWALLT Conference 2018
The Post-Lab Era: Roles of LRCs and labs,
Transitioning from all F2F to hybrid formats
April 20-21, 2018 – University of Washington
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Language Instructor Job Openings @USAJOBS
Arabic (MSA) Instructor – Camp Pendleton, CA
Arabic (MSA)/French Instructor – Camp Pendleton, CA
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