The National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School manages STARTALK to provide language training programs for Elementary, Middle, High School and College (K-16) teachers and students to meet future national security challenges. STARTALK responds to a recognized need to develop and teach critical need foreign language skills (Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian) at the K-16 levels. The program achieves this by providing grants to universities, public or private schools or school systems to conduct in-residence, commuter, virtual, or hybrid learning events for students and teachers.
STARTALK website https://startalk.umd.edu/public/
STARTALK 2022 https://easy-amps.startalk.info
STARTALK's objectives are to increase the number of US citizens learning and teaching less commonly taught languages throughout our nation and inspire those students toward language careers, thereby contributing to language workforce development for the Federal Government.