Professional Development

MOBILE Digital Storytelling Workshop

  • Presenter: Noah Geisel, 2013 ACTFL Teacher of the Year
  • Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: LARC Computer Lab, Storm Hall 204, SDSU Campus (View map and address)
  • Price: $70.00 Early Bird (Before 10/16) $80.00 Regular (deadline 11/4)

Don’t turn your mobile device off!

Workshop Description:
Language teachers…let's push the boundaries of digital storytelling! Technological advances combined with increased access and connectivity have given rise to Mobile Storytelling.  We will explore 5 free tools and take the time to dive deep with each so that you have expertise and exemplars to share with your learners tomorrow. Bring your mobile device. iOS mobile device recommended but not required. This workshop will be aligned with the “Common Core Standards”
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LARC Startalk 2015 Teacher Training

  • Dates: June 15-26, 2015
  • Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, and Swahili

For more information and to apply visit the LARC Startalk Website


Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Training

  • 4 days onsite
  • Multiple languages
  • Cost: $450 per participant

For more information please contact LARC's OPI Training coordinator Farid Saydee (

CAST Assessor Training

2 ½ day training to administer and rate CAST tests. One workshop per level (intermediate and advanced). Times to be arranged, onsite, online, or hybrid. Please contact Trevor Shanklin.

LARC Brown Bag Workshops

Ongoing, onsite just in time training
Times: Fridays, 12:00 -2:00 pm
Using prepared instruction sheets for the many classroom and development resources available at the LARC Language Labs (Insert brochure): Video editing with Adobe Premiere, SDL translation software, Creating a Story Map, Curriculum development with Articulate Storyline, Developing podcasts, Making a Kindle book, Managing a class on the LARC Moodle site, Creating and using BYKI vocabulary lists, Video conferencing in 205, Oral proficiency testing with CAST, Film creation with HD camcorder, Perfect recordings in LARC soundproof booth; Using Nearpod to flip the classroom; Enhancing interaction through tablets.

Passage Rating Workshop

  • 5 day workshop in intersession periods
  • Learn to choose texts and share activities according to ILR Proficiency Guidelines.
  • Winter dates will be announced shortly

Canceled – Summer Social Media and Language Teaching Workshop

Unfortunately the LARC Social Media and Language Teaching Workshop has been canceled. If you have any questions or concerns email Evan Rubin at