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 - San Diego State University

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) supports instruction and learning of less commonly taught languages through STARTALK summer teacher training programs and student camps.

The teacher training programs equip teachers with research-based teaching and learning methodologies. In summer 2020 we are hosting a two-week professional development workshop for teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. For more information please go to our Teacher Training 2020 webpage.

LARC will not host any student camps during summer 2020. We hope to offer them in summer 2021.

Teacher Training 2020

Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu

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Point of Contact

Shahnaz Ahmadeian, STARTALK Program Director
Phone: (619)-594-0846