The BYU Arabic STARTALK program is sponsored by the National Middle East Language Resource Center, whose headquarters are at Brigham Young University. For more information, contact the center at arabicstartalk@byu.edu.

  • Welcome!

    STARTALK is a national, federally funded program designed to expand and improve both student learning and teacher training in strategically important world languages in the U.S.

    STARTALK programs are designed to get students to Start Talking these languages. Arabic is one of the most important!


Full Calendar

"The STARTALK Arabic camp was the best thing our daughter has done. We are looking forward to continuing with her Arabic as well as a trip to the Middle East to 'practice'. Thank you for exposing her to such a life changing experience. She is looking forward to returning to camp next summer."


2016 Program

We did not apply for STARTALK funding for 2016. Instead, we want to do one or more short camps for families (probably three days long--but let us know what you'd prefer). We'd like parents and their children to have the experience of attending a camp together. This would be ideal for parents who want to expose themselves and younger children to a rich language and culture experience. It's surprising how much conversational Arabic one can learn in just a few days. We plan to have break-out activities so parents would be with parents for part of the time, teens with teens, etc. We plan to limit it to children 5 years of age and over. Please send questions to arabicstartalk@byu.edu

If you want a full STARTALK experience, you can get a feel for the options typically available around the country at: https://startalk.umd.edu/



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