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

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.

2015 STARTALK Programs

A full list of all 2015 STARTALK Programs will be available on the STARTALK website by March 15, 2015. If you are interested in finding a STARTALK program in your area, please browse the 2014 listing of programs and contact programs directly to learn of their application deadlines pending 2015 funding.

2014 Fall Conference Workshop Videos Now Available

Videos of workshops from our 2014 Fall Conference are now available. Please visit our presentations page to view the videos. Check back for additional workshop videos soon.

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