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STARTALK is ... opportunity!

STARTALK is ... community!

STARTALK is ... transformative!

CSU San Bernardino, Outstanding Faculty, Dany Doueiri, Ph.D.



National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland


National Foreign Language Resource Center Portal


Heritage Language Journal, Center for World Languages of UCLA, UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching

Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

US Frameworks and Standards

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and HistoryNational Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), 2013.

Common Core State Standards, The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).

Articles, Whitepapers, Research

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation,  American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013.

Resource Guide to Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competency in the United States, companion to the White Paper, The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States. Research studies, survey results, examples of best practices, and established standards and assessment tools specific to the field of world language education.

The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States, Ingold, C. W., & Wang, S. C. College Park, MD: National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, 2010.

Open Educational Resources (OER) in Less Used Languages: A State of the Art Report, Bradley, L., and Vigmo, S. (2014).

Instructional Resources

Interested in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) for language learning.

STARTALK Resources
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ACTFL Resources

Backward Design

Comprehensible Input Presentations and Examples

Differentiated Instruction

Communication—The Three Modes

Growth Mindset


#langchat is a weekly chat hosted on Twitter for language educators and covers timely topics related to language teaching and learning. You can find out more information about #langchat here:

Calico Spanish does a really nice job of synthesizing the fast-paced conversation for those who are unable to participate or who want to review the shared resources, strategies and insights. You can find those summaries here:

National Language Resource Centers

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Professional Organizations

STARTALK and TELL Resources