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  1. STARTALK Learning Plan Guide and Template (formerly Lesson Plans)

    For STARTALK student programs, the lesson plan is now called a learning plan. STARTALK student programs are required to complete learning plans for each day of instruction and for all learning experiences whether those experiences occur in the classroom o ...

  2. Putting the Standards Front and Center

    Occidental College’s Putting the Standards Front and Center: An Infrastructure Project for Teacher Development provides program directors and lead instructors with multiple resources that can be used individually or collectively. The materials present con ...

  3. Developing Learning Targets- Video

    Return to Professional Learning Resources to Support STARTALK-endorsed Principles Loading the player... Instructional Resource(s):  Student Proficiency Level(s):  Novice Intermediate Advanced Teaching Experience:  Beginning Experienced Material Type(s):  ...

  4. Developing Learning Targets- Teacher Presentation

    Return to Professional Learning Resources to Support STARTALK-endorsed Principles Loading the player... Instructional Resource(s):  Student Proficiency Level(s):  Novice Intermediate Advanced Teaching Experience:  Beginning Experienced Material Type(s):  ...

  5. Russian and Chinese Instructional Modules

    With a 2014 STARTALK Infrastructure Building grant, Concordia Language Villages created ten instructional modules in both Russian and Chinese. Using themed cultural topics, each module is comprised of 3 lesson plans providing three or more hours of lesson ...

  6. Classroom Management

    This video focuses on two key elements of classroom management — clear learning goals and clear expectations for behavior. This video highlights strategies for instruction and assessment that can be used throughout lessons to maintain control of the class ...

  7. Engaging Language Learners- Video

    Return to Professional Learning Resources to Support STARTALK-endorsed Principles Loading the player... Instructional Resource(s):  Student Proficiency Level(s):  Novice Intermediate Advanced Material Type(s):  Video Instruction Grade Level(s):  K-2 3-5 6 ...

  8. K-5 Word Frequency Dictionary for Chinese L2 Learners

    The Word Frequency Dictionary can help to: Predict L2 student’s reading comprehension by grade Provide vocabulary guidelines for textbook writing and reading material selection Inform the development of assessments The principal goal of the Mandarin Insti ...

  9. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module

    Introduction to this Learner Centeredness Module In this module, the concept of learner centeredness is introduced and modeled in a video-taped Learner Centered Workshop for STARTALK teacher leaders of critical languages. Based on research conducted in pr ...

  10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module

    Introduction to this Exploratory Practice Module In this module, the concept of Exploratory Practice (EP) is introduced and a model for the implementation of Exploratory Practice in the STARTALK classroom is presented. Exploratory Practice is a framework ...

  11. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- Workshop Video

    Watch in the following video as Dr. Corinne Crane works with a group of critical language teachers to get them started on their EP projects. In this workshop, she discusses the importance of reflective practice, introduces the concept of puzzling, and exp ...

  12. 2015 Infrastructure Grant Resources

    These resources were created in 2015 for STARTALK through our Infrastructure Grant program. They are designed to fulfill critical needs in the world language community and are freely accessible to all language teachers. NOVA STARTALK e-Tower The NOVASTART ...

  13. Laura Terrill- Aligned with a Growth Mindset (Student Programs)

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Laura Terrill. STARTALK resources are designed to keep us focused on teaching and learning. This workshop introduces how the S ...

  14. Duarte Silva, Ying Jin, Claire Albert- Essential Leadership Actions to Support a Successful Student Program

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Duarte Silva, Ying Jin, and Claire Albert. This session focuses on outlining and modeling specific actions that lead to suppor ...

  15. Elizabeth Sandstrom, Nataliya Ushakova, Kateryna Ratushnyuk- Meeting Teacher and Student Learning Targets in Combination Programs

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Elizabeth Sandstrom, Nataliya Ushakova, and Kateryna Ratushnyuk. What happens when students learning a new language connect wi ...

  16. Leslie Grahn, Deborah Espitia- Responding to the Needs of All Learners in the Differentiated Classroom

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Leslie Grahn and Deborah Espitia. Just how do we meet the needs of all our learners in our language programs? Join us in exper ...

  17. Persian Infrastructure Building Project

    The principle goal of this project is to provide teachers of Persian, in particular, and all other novice teachers, in general, with resources to teach courses at the Novice-Mid to Intermediate-High levels of proficiency. Each course comprises 60 contact ...

  18. Dari and Persian Infrastructure Building Project

    In order to support the long-term teaching and learning of Dari and Persian, the San Diego State University Research Foundation developed curricula (10 in each language) and lesson plans (200 in each language) for five courses in Dari and Persian at the N ...

  19. 2016 Infrastructure Grant Resources

    These resources were created in 2016 for STARTALK through our Infrastructure Grant program. They are designed to fulfill critical needs in the world language community and are freely accessible to all language teachers. NOVA STARTALK e-Tower The NOVASTART ...

  20. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module- Workshop Video

    Watch in the following video as Dr. Aleidine (Ali) J. Moeller works with a group of 29 critical language teachers to get them started reflecting on their own beliefs about language teaching and learning. In this workshop, she discusses and models importan ...

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