As part of STARTALK's ongoing vlog series, STARTALK Now, 'Voices of STARTALK' introduces viewers to STARTALK community members whose lives have been impacted by language learning. This video features STARTALK Graduate Assistant Kaite Pulupa. Katie shares her experiences learning Spanish and travelling abroad.
Every few years, STARTALK Central surveys past participants from both student and teacher programs. In response to our 2017 surveys, we heard from over 3,100 STARTALK student alumni and nearly 1,300 STARTALK teacher alumni from the past ten years. These reports detail the extensive impact STARTALK programs are having on the lives and careers of their participants, both in numbers and in their own words.
Are you interested in hands-on cultural activities full of target language use in your classroom? Would you like to have your students doing things in the language instead of just passively observing? Watch Matt Coss' 2017 Fall Conference presentation, "Language and Content Through Culture: Making the Match for a short TL demo lesson followed by activities designed to help you better connect culture, content, and language across proficiency levels in your STARTALK classroom and beyond!
Each year, STARTALK programs have a substantial effect on the participants in the programs, the institutions that host them, and the field of critical language education as a whole. This report overviews the impact in these areas as reported by directors of STARTALK programs in 2016.
The 2017 Spring Conference was designed for program instructors and instructional supervisors to set and address program-related professional practice goals. In order to maximize participant engagement in learning during the conference, we planned pre and post-conference webinars to address non-instructional program elements.
Join us in celebrating a decade of making a difference though STARTALK!
Watch the 2016 Fall Conference plenary, "STARTALK Voices". This plenary features teacher and student program alumni who share the role STARTALK has played in their personal, academic, and professional lives.
Watch the 2016 Fall Conference presentation, "MEE: Motivate, Engage, and Empower Participants to Take Ownership of Learning".The session describes Wofford College's spiral MEE implementation: motivating participants, engaging them in real-world tasks and applied learning activities, and empowering them to take ownership of their learning.