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Spanish Outreach is an exciting new program offered by the Spanish program within the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. With the rapidly growing Hispanic population in Tuscaloosa County and Alabama in general, there is a growing need for bilingual speakers (Spanish & English) who can help in the Latino Community in a wide spectrum of areas such as schools, health care, law enforcement, fire prevention, and other social services.
Spanish Outreach attempts to provide some of these services by placing its most accomplished majors and minors as semester interns in situations where they can facilitate communication through written translations, personal dialogue, interpretation, individual tutoring and other language-based tasks. In addition to providing a valuable community service students receive three hours of college credit (SP 390, applicable to major or minor) as they hone their own linguistic skills. Placements will vary; for the Fall 2002 semester students worked at The Good Samaritan Health Care Clinic; Holy Spirit Catholic Church; and in various city and county schools throughout the area. For the Spring 2003 semester we will also place students at the county health clinic and the Tuscaloosa Children’s Center.
Eligibility: Students must have completed SP 353 and SP 356. This is not a general course; students must have Dr. Schnepf’s written permission to enroll.
For additional information about the program and the availability of student/interns, contact Dr. Michael Schnepf.
If you are interested in obtaing a SPANISH OUTREACHER
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Spanish Outreach es un nuevo programa que ofrece la
sección de Español del Departamento de Lenguas Modernas
y Clásicas. El rápido crecimiento de la población
latina en el condado de Tuscaloosa y en el estado de Alabama en general,
ha estimulado la necesidad de tener hablantes bilingües (español
e inglés) quienes puedan asistir a la comunidad latina en las diferentes
áreas: educativa, médica, legal, prevención de incendios
Dr. Michael Schnepf, 219 BB Comer Hall
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