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Friday Brown Bag Workshops
The Brown Bag workshop series is intended to provide short and informal training sessions on all things related to technology in the language and culture classroom. You can participate live at LARC or Online on our virtual classroom. Click here for more information.

Summer Social Media Workshop
From August 15th to 18th, 2011, the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University will host its annual free week-long Social Media Workshop in a blended live and online format and continue the exploration and instruction of social media for the language classroom. Click here for more information.

LARC Event Archives
Find links to recorded past workshops, tutorials and events on LARC Event Archive page.


Social Media and Language Learning Portal (SMaLL)
Connecting language educators, researchers, and the online/mobile tech tools being used in the language class. Currently in development.

Teacher Resource

STARTALK Teacher Training Wiki
Created by Toni Theisen for her presentation “Backward Design:Learning with a Purpose” (Jan. 29, 2011).  Useful links, tutorials, and other online resources.

LARC Tools

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing
Uses – Brown Bag Workshops, Summer Social Media Workshop, Testing and Assessment Webinar Series, Online Persian Conversation Course (LING 250), US-Mexico Border Culture (LAS 320), and more. Contact Evan Rubin (erubin@projects.sdsu.edu) if you are interested in learning more. View LARC’s Blackboard Collaborate rooms.

Moodle @ LARC
A free, open-source PHP web application for producing modular internet-based courses that support a modern social constructionist pedagogy.

BYKI Flashcards
Byki is a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long term memory.

Articulate Studio
E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools used to create the RICL Online Pashtu/Afghan Culture Course.

The labs offer Multimedia equipped PC and Macintosh computers, language learning software, video viewing stations and audio recording and listening facilities, along with SMART classroom facilities. View the LARC Lab website for more information.