Hands-on experience with youth at Unity Center
Seven world languages teacher education students from Professor Susan Hildebrandt’s LAN 320 class have an all-semester clinical experience at University of Illinois Extension Unity Community Center’s after-school program. Each student teaches German and Spanish lessons to K-5th-graders about different countries in which the languages are spoken. The first four weeks, LAN 320 students read books to small groups of youth, with one student teaching a lesson each week thereafter. This involvement in the community helps LAN 320 students put into practice the information they are learning in their classes and helps prepare them to be teachers in K-12 schools in Illinois.