STARTALK Resource Lists of Language Specific Materials

STARTALK has compiled lists of language specific materials including:

  • Language specific and pedagogical articles
  • Text and reference books
  • Cultural and language-learning websites
  • Authentic materials and media
  • Professional organizations
  • Community and heritage organizations

STARTALK Student Program Resource List

As an on-going effort, STARTALK will continue to add and update these resource lists for the benefit of STARTALK and other student or teacher programs. We welcome your contributions of any additional resources.

STARTALK Central is pleased to present you with a list of resources that have been compiled from past STARTALK program curricula. It is meant to provide all STARTALK programs with information of what other STARTALK programs have used, as well as some resources that were deemed useful by STARTALK staff. The resources that are applicable across languages are listed under General World Languages, while others are listed under specific STARTALK languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu).

The lists are by no means exhaustive but rather represent a work in progress. You may notice that some lists are incomplete or have gaps, reflecting the stages in which different STARTALK programs and languages are. We are hopeful the lists will grow with continuous input from programs and users.

These lists are for sharing purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement of any particular website, book, article, report, material, or curriculum by either STARTALK, National Foreign Language Center, or the University of Maryland. We welcome any suggestions and recommendations.

Student Programs

Teacher Programs

Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher


  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Urdu

Material Type(s): 

  • Instruction

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Planning
  • Learning Tools

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Integration of Culture, Content, Language
  • Authentic Material