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


Due to the increased severity of the COVID-19 situation, the disruptions caused in local K16 school systems, the uncertainty of the scale and longevity of the situation, and the impact to the STARTALK grants being issued in a timely fashion, the SDSU STARTALK Teacher Training workshop is postponed until summer 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to hosting the workshop next year.


Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) will offer a two-week (60 hours) on-site professional development for 12 local and non-local teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu with an advanced proficiency in their respective language and English, as well as 3+ 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. Upon successful completion, the participants are awarded three units of undergraduate college credit through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. The program is followed by online submission of a lesson the participants will implement in the Fall 2020, and a two-day (9 hours) follow-up workshop in person in January 2021.

  • Place: San Diego State University campus
  • Cost: The program is offered for free
  • Graduation: June 12, 2020, San Diego State University campus