Welcome to the STARTALK Multilanguage Teacher Training Program at San Diego State University!

Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) will offer a two-week (50 hours) online professional development for 12 local and non-local teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu with more than three years of experience teaching the target language. The curriculum for this program will allow participants to focus on the key characteristics and strategies of learner-centered instruction. Specifically, they will develop strategies for facilitating a learner-centered classroom through planning opportunities for students to produce language in the interpersonal and presentational modes, planning activities designed to keep all students engaged at all times, and using daily learning targets and a sequence of activities to capture and maintain students’ energy and commitment to learn. Upon successful completion, the participants can be awarded three units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program is followed by an online submission of a lesson the participants will implement in the Fall 2021, and a two-day (9 hours) follow-up workshop in person in January 2022.

  • Date: June 21 - July 2, 2021
  • Format: Online (main training) and in person at San Diego State University campus (follow-up workshop)
  • Cost: The program is offered for free
  • Graduation: January 2022, San Diego State University campus