Community-Based Learning: WLL 404: Language, Literacy & Leadership
Author: World Languages & Literatures
Posted: March 29, 2013

Community-Based Learning

WLL 404: Language, Literacy, & Leadership

Spring 2013: M/W 12:00-13:50 WLL 404 CRN 65470

Do you…

  • Have any interest in Africa?
  • Speak two or more languages?
  • Know math, science, English?
  • Want to help K-16, or adult immigrants?
  • Want to do something different for a good cause?
  • Want to put your skills to use?
  • Want to make a change in someone’s life?
  • As International student want to share your language and culture with PSU community while getting academic support from them?

If so, we need you to tutor and mentor immigrant students and other struggling students living within the Portland metro area could aslo tutor PSU international students, or share your language and culture to PSU community at large.

Do you want to experience—bilingualism, biculturalism, and student success in a service-learning environment?

This course pairs PSU students with non-native speakers of English within schools and communities in the Portland metro area including PSU for the purpose of mentoring the students, not necessarily in the students’ own languages, but having a second language will be a plus. Students working in public school must pass a background check.

On Wednesdays at PSU, you will explore topics in mentoring, tutoring, education, languages, cultures, and literatures of Africa (often with professionals in the field). On the schedule agreed upon by you and your student/learner, you will be mentoring and tutoring non-native speakers of English in an assigned location.

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