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COVID-19 Update

All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. For a listing of those programs, visit Find a Summer Program.

STARTALK's Mission

STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development.



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