Welcome to the STARTALK Classroom Video Collection. This video collection was compiled to provide real-life examples of teachers working to incorporate STARTALK-endorsed effective practices in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu classroom settings. In these videos, you will find teachers interacting and engaging with students and encouraging them to engage one another. You will see the teachers utilize role playing to make students the center of the learning experience; make use of songs, videos, and other authentic materials in the target language; and, through the use of culturally rich activities such as meals, fully integrate the target language and culture into the classroom.
This collection is intended for current and future world language teachers in pre-K–16 programs, including those at heritage- and community-based schools. These videos can be used alone or incorporated into more extensive teacher education materials. 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 videos beneficial to your continued development as a language educator.
Each video below can be viewed online or downloaded to your own computer or mobile device. Download a copy of the viewing guide associated with each video for detailed information about each lesson.