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STARTALK: Transitioning to
Teaching Language Online (TTLO)


Please Note: This program did not receive STARTALK funding for summer 2019. 
You may wish to consider registering for the CARLA TTLO program.



This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-5 week, intensive program will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language program, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in model online language activities. By the end of the program, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online program. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing program requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee - see below).

Thank you for your interest in our program!
Questions? Please contact Marlene at startalk.ttlo@gmail.com


Program Instructors and Staff

Xiaowei Hunt (Instructor) started teaching Chinese online in 2006 for the virtual high school Nevada Learning Academy. Since then, her online teaching has also benefited Beacon Academy of Nevada, Sevenstar Academy, Pearson's edTPA, and especially the STARTALK:TTLO program where she served as a Mentor Teacher and Instructor (2013-2018).

Ritu Jayakar (Instructor) is an adjunct lecturer of Hindi language and User Experience Analyst of Outreach and Online Education of Pennsylvania State University. She is interested in Language pedagogy and use of technology for second language acquisition.

Frances Matos-Schultz (Instructor) is Senior Instructor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota. She developed and taught a hybrid Spanish institute at the University of Minnesota that has been offered successfully since 1997 and designed, developed, and revised the fully online first-year Spanish institutes for the University's College of Continuing Education, which she has taught for 3 years.

Marlene Johnshoy (Program Director) is the Online Education Program Director and Web Manager for the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition. A former Spanish instructor, she has given numerous workshops across the country on many aspects of web-based language teaching and learning, with a special interest in the professional development of online language teachers.

 

 

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