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PLU STARTALK Teacher Program 2018

July 30 - August 17

Pacific Lutheran University STARTALK Teacher Program, Summer 2018

Date: July 30 – August 17, 2018
   — two online classes in July prior to the start of face-to-face classes
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM (Monday – Friday)
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447)
Registration Fee: $40 (tuition, text, and assessments covered by STARTALK funding)APPLY HERE

Do you speak Chinese or Korean? Are you interesting in becoming a language teacher? Then the PLU STARTALK program is a great opportunity for you!

The STARTALK Teacher Program will prepare native (or near-native) speakers of Chinese or Korean to teach their world language to K-12 students.


  • Lesson planning and micro-teaching
  • 4 continuing education graduate credits from PLU’s School of Education
  • Standards and content-based program, focused on developing communicative proficiency
  • Emphasis on STEAM ((Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
  • Content knowledge to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) WL
  • Funding for required assessments for those pursuing teacher certification and/or World Language Endorsement (WEST-B, WEST-E and ACTFL OPIc and WPT)
  • Copy of ACTFL’s publication Keys to Planning for Learning

Apply soon online, spots are limited. Click here to fill out your initial application.

Visit the link here to learn more: PLU STARTALK 2018 or contact Program Director Judy Hassen (hassenjk@plu.edu) or Professor Bridget Yaden (byaden@plu.edu).

This event is posted as a courtesy to the event sponsors. It is not sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.


July 30
August 17