Register for the 2015 Summer Technology Institute

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NOVASTARTALK is a summer institute located right outside Washington DC at the NOVA Arlington Center in convenient Arlington Virginia. Our workshops, held in the first two weeks of July, are designed to help teachers refine their use of technology and 21st century language pedagogy in the official STARTALK languages. In the face-to-face program, teachers of less-commonly-taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu) create technology-enhanced activities to expand the curriculum presently in place in their schools. We emphasize technology to support Standards-based language learning and target-language use. STARTALK teachers work in teams during the workshops and continue to collaborate during the school year at conferences, through the use of wikis and blogs, and on our website ( The NOVASTARTALK team of faculty has been in place since the very beginning of STARTALK. If you are looking for strategies to use in the classroom or to enhance the technology use in another STARTALK program, this program is ideal. Hurry, as participant slots will go fast.For information, contact Laura Franklin ( Register today to secure your spot.

  • Session 1: June 29-July 3
    New Students
  • Session 2: July 6-10
    Returning Students

Classes are held from 9am – 5pm with a one-hour lunch break.  Students will have access to the labs to allow ample time for project creation.  All instruction is held at Northern Virginia Community College’s Arlington Center (behind the Holiday Inn):

Residential Stipends
If you live at least two hours outside the Washington metropolitan area, you may apply for a residential stipend that will partially fund your NOVASTARTALK travel. The stipend amount offered will depend on the participant need (distance travelled) and availability of funds.  Participants will be reimbursed at a maximum of $800, and will have to cover any additional costs.  Funds must be used for housing, transportation, meals and incidentals.   Download Residential Stipend Form

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