STARTALK Excellence in Leadership Summer Institute
for Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu
June 1-5, 2012 hosted by Penn Language Center

The Penn Center for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning with Technology (PLC) will host the second STARTALK Excellence in Leadership Summer Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

The program of the Summer Institute is designed for Leader-Teachers to

  1. gain leadership know-how

  2. strengthen existing programs

  3. expand and solidify programs

  4. discuss current pedagogical trends in language education

  5. promote and implement curricular changes

  6. endorse lasting efficacy of robust learning outcomes

  7. practice pedagogically-sound applications of technology

  8. engage in succinct field building opportunities

For each of the languages (Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu), the Summer Institute invites no more than five participants each. These participants must hold positions as principals, supervisors of world language and/or language program directors who wish to implement curricular changes and gain leadership know-how in an effort to strengthen, expand and solidify their respective programs. These leaders become STARTALK multiplicators who in turn will promote and implement programmatic and curricular changes.




May 9, 2012 - The application period has ended. Thank you for your submissions.