STARTALK

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 Arabic, Chinese, Dari, and Persian teacher training and Portuguese teacher training programs equip teachers with researched-based teaching and learning methodologies. (Watch the promotional video) STARTALK camps enable students to learn/enhance their linguistic capabilities and cultural competence in the language of interest through conversational activities focusing on skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This summer LARC will be hosting student camps in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian, and for the first time Portuguese.

STARTALK summer programs offer fun, enjoyment, and enrichment opportunities.

Points of Contact

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Persian Programs

Farid Saydee, Program Director
Email: fsaydee@mail.sdsu.edu

Shahnaz Ahmadeian, Program Co-director
Email: sahmadeianfard@mail.sdsu.edu

Lamba Mohamad Aziz, Program Assistant
Email: lmohamad@mail.sdsu.edu

Points of Contact

Portuguese Program

Nadezda Novakovic, Portuguese Program Director
Email: nnovakovic@mail.sdsu.edu

Cassia de Abreu, Program Co-director
Email: cdeabreu@mail.sdsu.edu