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Afterschool Language and Culture Program

ALCP Classroom Session

With an increasingly globalized world and a high chance of encountering people from different cultures,  familiarity with foreign languages and cultures is vital from a young age.

The Einaudi Center’s Afterschool Language and Culture Program has introduced thousands of children in Upstate New York to world languages and cultures. Volunteers from Cornell and surrounding communities who speak foreign languages provide fun ways for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly interconnected world.Find out more about the Afterschool Language and Culture Program and other opportunities for educators.

DUE TO COVID limitations, we had to cancel our traditional in-person Afterschool Language and Culture Program offering in 2020. This spring, we will provide an opportunity to current Cornell students interested in the program. The center will offer a series of workshops aimed at exposing students interested in K-12 education and engagement to training and development sessions in the areas of curriculum, foreign language teaching, and working with K-12 students.

The goal of the program this semester is to give students interested in K-12 foreign language and culture engagement a glimpse at the practice of teaching. Each month, the workshops will be held in collaboration with a Cornell faculty and staff members. At the conclusion, each student participant should come away from the program ready to volunteer in the local area this fall. Participating students will receive a certificate of completion.

Please fill out the following survey to receive communications about the program:

Workshop Interest Survey

Also feel free to email us your questions and interest at outreach@einaudi.cornell.edu

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Volunteer reading book to students