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, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Urdu.
There are two parts to this program:
- One week of distance learning through an Online Teaching Methods Course for LCTLs development by the UW-Madison Language Institute and NCOLCTL.
- 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.