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 student world language learning programs and professional development programs for world language teachers. STARTALK is a federal grant program funded by the National Security Agency.

For more information on different STARTALK programs at LARC, please click on the links below.

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Student Program 2023-2024

Student program 2023-2024
Chinese, Persian, and Russian
January 2023 - May 2023 (pre-summer program)
June 2023 - July 2023 (month-long summer camp)
August 2023 - May 2024 (post-summer program)
Click here to learn more



Teacher Training Programs 2021

Multilanguage Teacher Training Program 2021
Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu

Persian Teacher Training Program 2021


teacher training workshop 1

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Point of Contact

Shahnaz Ahmadeian
Nadezda Novakovic
STARTALK Program Directors
Phone: 619-594-0846