• Welcome

    We have received our federal funding notification. The application period is now open to student applications through March 31, 2015 for the 2015 BYU STARTALK program. Students will be notified of acceptance by April 15.

  • 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 Talkingthese languages. Chinese is one of the most important!


If you're a student or you're interested in working for STARTALK this summer, choose one of the two buttons below:

for High School Students

June 22–July 11, 2015

Motivated high school students are invited to participate in a three–week residential camp where Chinese is taught in an immersion environment. Students attend classes and participate in cultural activities, sports and field trips—all in Chinese!

Applications are now closed

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Potential Employees

June 22–July 11, 2015

The BYU Chinese STARTALK Language Camp is currently accepting applications for staff positions in the 2015 camp. Please review thoroughly both the course descriptions at the link below and the camp dates before applying. We need: experienced Lead Instructors, Teachers in Training, who will participate in the Teacher Training program and be hired to teach in the BYU STARTALK student program, a Program Assistant, van drivers, residential facilitators, and a videographer.

E–mail with any questions to:

Staff applications are now being accepted.