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.

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

2019 Annual CLTA Conference
Innovate with Languages
February 28 – March 3, 2019
San Jose, California
Call for Proposals and More Information

Language Instructor Job Openings @USAJOBS
Arabic (MSA) Instructor – Camp Pendleton, CA
Arabic (MSA)/French Instructor – Camp Pendleton, CA
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