Shared Solutions for Common Problems

First Time Presentation:YES
Presentation type:Sole Presentation
Co Presenter:
First Name:David
Last name:Ellis
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Name of Institution :NFLC
Country:United States
Paper Introduction :
Technological Needs:Multimedia Projector
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STARTALK is now in its eighth year of existence. With continued funding for STARTALK unclear after 2018, the National Foreign Language Center is actively working to ensure STARTALK’s legacy will live on, with or without funding beyond that point. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the progress the STARTALK community has made toward solidifying the legacy of STARTALK, as well as to discuss the steps that should be taken in the years ahead to ensure that the learning and teaching of less commonly taught languages continues indefinitely. In particular, the discussion will revolve around teacher certification, the creation of a materials repository for teachers and learners, and the establishment of new language programs within local communities, even in the absence of government funding.