Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century
Arabic, Russian, Spanish
- July 29, 2019 – August 11, 2019: Online Pre-Program (Online)
- August 12, 2019 – August 23, 2019: Face-to-Face (Face-to-face)
- University of Washington Language Learning Center, Seattle, WA
The STARTALK Teacher Program, “Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century,” will prepare 10 native (or near native) speakers of Russian, Arabic, or Spanish to teach in a standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency and accuracy in students learning these languages and on integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into language instruction. The program is designed to teach participants the STARTALK principles and standards-based language teaching and curriculum development, as well as the content knowledge needed to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) for World Languages. Teachers will be able to work toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement for teaching these languages in Washington K-12 public schools. The program also provides scholarship assistance to complete the required assessments (WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT). In 2019, the 75-hour program will offer six UW credits of EDC&I 495 from the University of Washington College of Education and will run from July 29, 2019 to August 9, 2019 (online) and August 12, 2019 through August 23, 2019 in the face-to-face component.