STARTALK has identified a variety of activities designed to keep learners engaged as they process and produce language. All of the activities include a short overview description, step-by-step directions, as well as helpful tips and suggestions for differentiation. Some of the activities also include video examples, strategy guides, graphic organizers or sample materials, as well as links to additional resources. STARTALK thanks Helena Curtain and Rosanne Zeppieri who inspired this work and created the initial collection of classroom activities. STARTALK also thanks Global Language Project and Occidental College for the videos they created.
Submit your favorite activity!
STARTALK seeks to grow this collection of activities and invites STARTALK instructors and other world language educators to submit their ideas. Submit your favorite activities by completing the Classroom Activities Form. Each submission requires a short description of the activity, step-by-step instructions that will help another teacher easily implement the activity, and helpful tips and strategies for differentiation. Teachers may also upload sample materials and resources and, if applicable, link to videos demonstrating what the activity looks like in classroom. Please note that all submissions will be reviewed by a world language teaching expert and may be edited for language and length. A submission does not guarantee publication.