We are a community that values mutuality, respect, commitment, and vulnerability. We will bring together English-speaking church members and Spanish-speaking community members for mutual language learning.
Program Description: -One 12-week semester in Spring 2019-It would be a combined class of Spanish and English learners-Weekly sessions would include: an introductory session in cross-language pairs to review homework (10 minutes), Breakout session to learn TPRS story of the week (20 minutes) and a retelling and guided questions session (20 minutes) with a cross-language conversation partner
Program Goals: -Provide a free language learning opportunity for community members taught by professionals-Increase language learning by having students communicate directly with native speakers from the other language-Normalize difference in a space that promotes vulnerability through learning-Increase cross-cultural competency among language learners
Teacher Benefits: -Teachers would be paid $1500 for the spring semester of teaching (1 hr/week teaching; 12 hours of pre-program preparation-$62.50/hour)-Teachers would receive tuition and travel expenses to attend a TPRS conference for professional development (up to $500)