About Us

Since its inception in 2006, NOVASTARTALK has worked to create face-to-face and online opportunities for teachers of all of the STARTALK languages to create, collaborate and share technology-enhanced classroom resources for standards-based language instruction.
Face-to-Face Summer Institute

Our face-to-face workshop is open to teachers of all STARTALK languages. Held in the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, participants learn practical tech tools chosen for their ability to engage students and support standards-based teaching and learning.

Annual Webinar Series

Instructors join us from across the globe for our free webinar series as a way to keep up with the tech tools that they’ve learned in the summer institute, connect with their colleagues throughout the year, and learn from celebrated masters of teaching with technology.

Hands-On Tutorial Database

Access online lessons on each of the applications and tools taught in our summer institute and webinar series in real-time. Each lesson includes instructions for usage, examples of the tool in action, alignment to the standards, and recommendations for how to incorporate it into your curriculum.

Community of Educators

Join a network of teachers in the STARTALK languages dedicated to the sharing of best practices and tools with the power to revolutionize the teaching of world languages. Submit work to the gallery, chat with fellow instructors, and be the first to know about upcoming events by subscribing to our email newsletter.

Hands-On Learning for Teachers of STARTALK Languages

Washington, D.C.
Summer 2016

Learning new technology can be difficult, but the process of implementing it in your classroom successfully is even harder! NOVASTARTALK makes it easy to integrate technology into your teaching to support the needs of your students. We offer hands-on instruction in a relaxed, friendly environment with personalized attention from our instructors. You'll leave with products that you can use in your classroom that are aligned to the STARTALK principles, ACTFL World Readiness Standards, and best practices for teaching and learning. Join us for a week in our nation’s capital to meet new colleagues, collaborate on exciting projects, and create materials that will make language learning come alive for your students. Registration is now open for teachers of all STARTALK languages. Local and residential participants welcome. Register Now!

  • Session One

    June 13-17
    For New Participants

  • Session Two

    June 20-24
    For Returning Participants and Intermediate/Advanced Tech Users


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