STARTALK Consent Forms

All program directors are required to request and administer the completion of online consent forms from participants. Programs should request that all participants (or their parents) complete online 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 video-taped 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 will receive a confirmation email after completing the consent form. Please ask your participants to forward their confirmation emails to you, so that you are aware who has completed the forms for your program.

Below are the consent form links to share with participants based on age and participant type (student or teacher). Also, cover letters in Chinese and Spanish are available for distribution.

STARTALK Consent Form Links:


Student Participants: Ages 5-17

Student Participants: Ages 18+

Teacher Participants

Consent forms to be filled by parents:

STARTALK Parent Consent Form

Consent forms to be filled by participants:

STARTALK Adult Student Consent Form

Consent forms to be filled out by participants:

STARTALK Teacher Consent Form


Cover Letter /給家長的附函/给家长的附函/Carta de Explicación

Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher

Teaching Experience: 

  • Beginning
  • Experienced

Material Type(s): 

  • Administration