What We Do
Our Language Tutoring and Guest Speaker programs provide students with the opportunity to improve their Arabic or Spanish language skills by supplementing in-class learning with routine conversations with native speakers over Skype.
Over time, we hope these conversations will become more than just homework assignments, and pave the way for greater cultural understanding, and new intercultural relationships between students and tutors.
Coordinate with you to get CU integrated into your existing curriculum.
Connect you with foreign language tutors and guest speakers that suit your specific needs for the course.
Get the programs up and running smoothly.
Act as a continual liaison between you and the tutors, to ensure they are properly equipped.
This program enables forcibly displaced individuals who are native speakers of Arabic or Spanish to tutor college students studying these languages. These tutoring sessions take place online, and the tutors receive payment for each session.
We require that each participating university integrate this program into their language department’s curriculum.
Under this program, our partnering universities invite forcibly displaced individuals to lead discussions on their professional expertise, or lived experiences and culture. These discussions take place during class time, and relate directly to a topic of interest.
Depending on location, the guest speaker is invited to speak in person or through digital means. All guest speakers are paid for their time.
Our sessions foster cultural and lingual immersion with the subject, and give students the confidence they need to speak up in class.
From guidance on basic pronunciation, to debates over a short story, we provide students with the opportunity to continue improving their skills, even outside of the classroom.
Reinforce your lessons with natural dialogue and two-way immersion.
Promote cross-cultural and educational engagement.
Empower students to support meaningful international change.
Provide opportunities for forcibly displaced individuals.