STARTALK Consent Forms

Consent forms are now online!

All program directors are required to request and administer the completion of consent forms from participants. Both online and paper versions of these forms are available at the links below. Programs should request that all participants (or their parents, if they are minors) complete either online (preferred) or paper consent forms. STARTALK Central at the University of Maryland needs these consent forms from participants who will take STARTALK surveys and/or will be photographed or videotaped during the program.

Any participant whose consent form has not been signed should not complete a survey, and photos or video of those participants should not be shared with STARTALK Central or shared publically.

Participants, program directors, and STARTALK Central will receive a confirmation email after completing the online consent form.

For all consent forms, it is essential that the name of the STARTALK program be clearly indicated, so that we can accurately track participant responses to your program.

All paper consent forms must be scanned and emailed to STARTALK at (preferred) or mailed to the following address:

National Foreign Language Center
The University of Maryland
Mail Services Bldg #343
P.O. Box 93
College Park, MD 20742

Below are the consent form links to share with participants based on age and participant type (minor student, adult student, or teacher). Online and paper consent forms in Simplified Chinese and Spanish are also available for program directors to distribute if needed (see links below).

STARTALK Consent Form Links:


Student Participants: Ages 5-17

Student Participants: Ages 18+

Teacher Participants


Consent forms to be filled out by parents:

STARTALK Parent of Minor Consent Form


Paper form for printing here

Consent forms to be filled out by participants:

STARTALK Adult Student Consent Form


Paper form for printing here

Consent forms to be filled out by participants:

STARTALK Teacher Consent Form


Paper form for printing here


Formulario de Consentimiento de los Padres para Menores


Paper form for printing here

Formulario de Consentimiento para
Alumnos Participantes Adultos

​Paper form for printing here

Formulario de Consentimiento para
Profesores Participantes


Paper form for printing here



​Paper form for printing here


​Paper form for printing here


Paper form for printing here

Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher

Teaching Experience: 

  • Beginning
  • Experienced

Material Type(s): 

  • Administration