STARTALK Professional Development Program

The IU LCTL STARTALK Professional Development Program is a three - week program for prospective and new teachers of one or more Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) at the K-16 level; these languages include Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian Swahili, Turkish, Chinese, Russian, and Urdu.

There are two parts to this program:

  1. One week of distance learning through an Online Teaching Methods Course for LCTLs development by the UW-Madison Language Institute and NCOLCTL.
  2. Two weeks of residential face-to-face instruction in Bloomington, Indiana.

The participants are expected to complete the first two modules before arriving in Bloomington for the residential two-week program.

2019 Program Dates:

July 8 - 12: Online Distance Learning Modules

July 15 - 26: Hands-On Instruction in Bloomington, IN


Each participant selected for this program will receive:

  • Reimbursement of NCOLCTL Online Course fee ($150)
  • Accommodation for the two-week residential program.
  • $450.00 (maximum), travel reimbursement for out of town participants
  • A Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.