The University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia has offered STARTALK summer workshops for Chinese language teachers from across the United States since 2010.

Summer 2019 Program

“STARTALK: Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age”

June 25-July 3, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Program for Teaching East Asia hosted a 2019 summer STARTALK program for 20 Chinese language teachers currently teaching in middle and high schools in the United States. This STARTALK program introduced the theory, standards, frameworks, knowledge, and practice necessary for incorporating into the curriculum, with comfort and ease, a range of learner-centered technology tools. Program participants worked with language technology specialists, experienced Chinese language curriculum designers, and master teachers from successful language programs to gain a clear understanding of and competency in a variety of technologies around which they can create effective and engaging lessons.

Contact Jon Zeljo at for more information.

STARTALK is a national project funded by the National Security Agency. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need languages, with programs nationwide for students (K-16) and teachers.