Welcome to the STARTALK Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian Teacher Training Program at San Diego State University!

Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) will offer a 3-week hybrid teacher-training program for 16 returning and new participants from July 16th to August 3rd, 2018. The program will be opened to teachers with foundational knowledge of STARTALK-endorsed principles.

During week 1, participants attend daily online sessions, review and discuss the concepts with their peers and the lead presenter and ask or answer questions about the topics. participants will be introduced to the content related to the topics of the Standards-based thematic instruction and learner-centered classrooms. They will read selected articles and pages from the resource text: Keys to Planning for Learning by Clementi and Terrill.

During week 2, participants will be introduced to learning plans through a step-by-step process of creating learning plans through presentations. The participants will see live models, participate in discussions, and work on hands-on group activities to develop knowledge about effective teaching and learning practices. Throughout the week, they will present mini-lessons to their peers demonstrating strategies that they plan to use during the week three practicum.

During the third week, participants will put their gained knowledge into practice. They will prepare teaching materials and teach actual students, multiple times.

At the end of the program the successful participants will receive certificate of completion, earn three units of graduate level college credit, and be offered further professional development opportunities through SAILN/California World Language Project (CWLP).

  • July 16 – 20 ONLINE; July 23 to August 3, 2018 ONSITE

  • Place: San Diego State University campus, Storm Hall, MAC Lab 205 (Google Maps)

  • Cost: The program is offered for free

  • Graduation: August 3, 2018, San Diego State University campus

Points of Contact

Shahnaz Ahmadeian, STARTALK Program Director
Email: sahmadeianfard@sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-0846