Since 2007, STARTALK has offered over 1600 free or low-cost summer programs for students and teachers of... more
Welcome to STARTALK!
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 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.
2020 Surveys of STARTALK Alumni
STARTALK Program Director Impact Survey Report: 2018
Each year, STARTALK programs have a substantial effect on the participants in the programs, the... more
Important announcement for applicants seeking funding for Chinese programs
As of 9/19/2018
As a result of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA... more
If you've been involved with STARTALK, we've probably asked you to fill out a survey. Check out this brief... more
Running Successful Summer Programs
Are you looking for tips to improve your summer program? Catherine H. Augustine, Senior Policy Researcher... more