STARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection

Welcome to the STARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection. This collection of twelve on-line, multimedia workshops was developed by staff of STARTALK-funded teacher preparation programs to enable teachers who cannot participate in on site STARTALK programs to improve their skills in critical areas. The workshops were adapted from programs offered in the summer to teachers of the world languages included in STARTALK, but most of them are useful for any language teacher, teacher educator, or teacher supervisor. The workshops cover a wide range of skills, knowledge, and techniques that all world language teachers need. Anyone may use these workshops, and they may be incorporated into any teacher education or professional development program. When you use these materials in a course or a presentation or cite them in a document, we ask that you attribute them properly to the institution or organization that developed them, and to the STARTALK project.

The Catalog for the STARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection will help users to identify workshops that are most relevant to their professional development needs. The catalog lists each workshop according to the key STARTALK themes that they address. All of the workshops are rich in content and contain many important resources for world language teachers.

The list of workshops is shown below, along with a User Guide for each. The User Guide provides a brief description, the intended audience for whom the workshop was developed, highlights of the workshop, keywords, and approximate length of time to complete each workshop. We very much hope that you find these materials useful, and we look forward to receiving your comments, which you can send to

Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Student-Centered Language Classroom through Cooperative Learning

Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institutes

Staying In The Target Language

Concordia Language Villages

Chinese Immersion: Lesson-planning in the Content-based Classroom

Global Village Academy

The Haya! Project

National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)

NOVASTARTALK Online: Technology-Enhanced Language Instruction

Northern Virginia Community College/NOVASTARTALK

Integrating Language, Culture and Content

Occidental College

The Journey to Become a Standards-Based World Language Teacher

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Teaching Heritage Languages

University of California, Los Angeles


Leadership Development Program for World Language Educators

Stanford University School of Education California Foreign Language Project (CFLP)

Immersion Strategies and the Use of the Target Language in Chinese Classrooms

University of California, Berkeley



Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher

Teaching Experience: 

  • Beginning
  • Experienced

Material Type(s): 

  • Curricula
  • Assessment
  • Instruction