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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/