Welcome to STARTALK!

Welcome to the STARTALK website, home to information on teaching and learning Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. The purpose of this site is to share information on implementing programs as well as to share resources on curriculum design, instructional materials, assessment tools, and useful links. STARTALK is a national program that provides critical language education for students K-16, professional development for critical language teachers, and resources for the world language teaching and learning field. STARTALK programs and resources are guided by six Principles for Effective Teaching & Learning.

STARTALK Important Announcements

System Outage Notice

On Friday morning April 2, 2015, sometime between 6 AM - 8 AM, the STARTALK online systems will be down for an hour so our technical team can perform necessary maintenance on the system. We apologize for the inconvenience.

List of Summer 2015 STARTALK Programs Now Available

A filterable list of dates, locations, descriptions, and contact information for 2015 STARTALK programs is now available! Please visit our list of summer programs to browse the list.

New Resource for Hindi and Urdu Teachers Now Available

A collection of ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interviews in Hindi and Urdu has been added to our Teacher Development resources. Please visit ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interviews in Hindi and Urdu on our resources page to access these new materials.

2014 Sample Curricula from Programs Now Available

Student and Teacher Sample Curricula developed by STARTALK programs in 2014 are now available. Please visit Sample Materials from Programs to search for sample curricula.

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