Portuguese Teacher Training


This year the STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training (PTT) program will focus on moving teacher-centered activities outside the classroom and different ways to do so.

The "how" involves use of available technology, effective design of online material, and the opportunity to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a diverse student body.  From the how and the why, we also consider what to do with the extra face-time so that your classroom becomes an interactive space where students are prepared for real-world communication in the target language.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and materials ready to "flip" your classroom at the beginning of the next academic year. You will also have the opportunity to meet a wonderful group of teachers of Portuguese with whom you can continue to share ideas and materials in the future.


To participate in this program you must currently be employed in a teaching position in the US and have a working knowledge of basic pedagogical technology (for example: programs that allow for presentation, video, and/or voice recording).

Native, near native, or advanced proficiency in Portuguese and a minimum of a bachelor's degree are required.

Time and Place

The online portion of the program begins on June 23rd and runs through August. On August 15th participants will present their work at a day-long, onsite meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Follow-up communication occurs via a FaceBook group.

Please note: If you are unable to commit to the August 15th meeting in Boston, please do not apply.


Travel stipends to Boston as well as accommodation for the nights of August 15th and 16th will be provided.

Application Deadline

April 30th, 2014

For more information, contact Célia Bianconi.