Resources for Turkish Language Teachers

Flag of Turkey hanging from bridgeHot air balloon festivalSTARTALK is a federal grant program funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland which supports teacher professional development, student language learning, and instructional resource development for critical less commonly taught languages in the United States.

For over a decade, STARTALK has developed a robust collection of resources to support language teachers across the United States. On this page, you will find different categories of resources specifically for Turkish language teachers and programs. Whether you are teaching now, preparing to become a world language teacher, or training and mentoring teachers, we feel certain that you will find these resources beneficial to your work in the field of world language education.


STARTALK has collected video footage from a variety of real classrooms and professional development presentations. These videos can be used alone or incorporated into more extensive teacher education materials as samples of a variety of best practices, including both the STARTALK Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning and the TELL (Teacher Effectiveness in Language Learning) Framework.

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Novice Turkish Lesson
(San Diego State University/San Diego Turkish School)

This video shows elementary-aged Novice level heritage speakers of Turkish.


  • Turkish