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Your Small Act Counts: WLL 404: Language, Literacy, & Leadership (CBL)
Author: Word Languages & Literatures
Posted: December 10, 2013

Do you…

  • Have any interest in Africa?
  • Speak one and you want to learn another, or speak two or more languages?
  • Know math, science, English, or writing?
  • Want to help K-12?
  • Want to put your skills to good use?
  • Want to make a change in someone’s life.

If so, we need you to tutor and mentor immigrant students preferably from Africa living within the Portland metro area.

Community-Based Learning
WLL 404: Language, Literacy, & Leadership
winter 2014: MW 10:00-11:50 WLL 404 CRN 44939
Sponsored by World Languages & Literatures

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

This course pairs PSU students with non-native speakers of English within after-school programs in the Portland metro area for the purpose of mentoring refugees, not necessarily in their own languages, but having a second language will be a plus.

On Mondays at PSU, we will explore the life of rural and urban children in Africa and specifically East Africa through a series of movies. We will also discuss topics in mentoring, tutoring, education, languages, cultures, and literature of Africa quite often with professionals in the field. On Wednesdays or any other day of your choice, you will be mentoring and tutoring non-native speakers of English in an assigned location. You will interact with students who speak Swahili, Maay Maay, Oromo, Amharic, Lingala, Nepali, Karen, Arabic, and others.

You will be required to provide tutoring for at least two hours per week.