SDSU-LARC staff is adhering to SDSU COVID-19 policies in the offices, labs, and training rooms.  The LARC Language Learning Spaces (Storm Hall 204 and 205) are currently open. All regular staff are partially teleworking. Please contact an SDSU-LARC staff member by email for additional assistance.


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The Language Acquisition Resource Center condemns Putin's order to invade Ukraine. We stand with the people of Ukraine and of this world who want to see peace and freedom return in the region.

SDSU-LARC joins the College of Arts and Letters in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which leads to our recognition of and responsibility for being part of a proud transborder, Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) located on the lands of the Kumeyaay Nation.

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LARC’s Mission Statement

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at the College of Arts & Letters at San Diego State University (SDSU) fosters effective teaching and learning of world languages locally, regionally, and nationally. LARC pursues this through initiatives involving research-based design and delivery of language and culture programs, teacher professionalization, and assessment.

We believe:

  • Less commonly taught languages are an integral part of world languages education;
  • Language teaching and learning are fundamental activities to a globally engaged and culturally aware society;
  • Teacher professionalization and reflective best practices in language education are of utmost importance for instructors;
  • Meaningful community engagement is essential to the work of SDSU, LARC, and all institutions of higher education;
  • Articulation between K-12 and postsecondary education is vital for the development of professionals ready to contribute on an international scale.

LARC’s staff comprises a diverse, multilingual team that collaborates with partners on and off campus to promote language teaching and learning in the domains of practice, policy, and research.

News and Events

Hiring: Learning Technologies Consultant
Full-time, permanent (probationary) position
Standard SDSU work hours, M-F, 8:00am. to 4:30pm
Direct and manage the conceptualization, design, operation, and evaluation of the language space
Click here to view the full job description

SAILN Professional Development Events
Strand A – Starting June 2022
Visit the SAILN Events Page for More Information

STARTALK Student Program 2022-2023
Chinese, Persian, and Russian
Application opens on October 1, 2021
Learn More Here

Summer Intensive Language Courses
Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Portuguese
4 sessions, earn SDSU credit, in-person and online
Learn more about the LARC summer courses 

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