Susan G. Polansky (PhD, Boston College) is Associate Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Teaching Professor of Spanish at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tutoring for Community Outreach: A Course Model for Language Learning and Bridge Building Between Universities and Public Schools
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2004 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 37, Issue 3, pages 367–373, October 2004
How to Cite
Polansky, S. G. (2004), Tutoring for Community Outreach: A Course Model for Language Learning and Bridge Building Between Universities and Public Schools. Foreign Language Annals, 37: 367–373. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2004.tb02695.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
Abstract: The integration of foreign language learning with service-learning has continued as a growing trend through the 1990s into the 21st century. Tutoring programs can offer unique opportunities for addressing the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning (1999). This article details one flexible curriculum-based model that promotes especially the fifth goal area of communities. A course involving collaboration between an institution of higher learning and local schools allows undergraduate students with diverse languages and competencies and a wide variety of academic and career interests to work with pupils from grades 1 through 12.