The academic requirements of service-learning will be discussed as well as the Five National Standards for Foreign Language Teaching. These standards will serve as points of reference for language learning that occurs at community organizations, such as a health clinic and a public school ESL program. Through service-learning, university students of Spanish intersect with Hispanic immigrants and help to demarginalize the immigrants’ access to health care and education.
Austin Carlson, WCU Student Volunteer
Dr. Andrea Varricchio, Professor of Spanish and Linguistics in the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University
Dr. Andrea Varricchio teaches courses in Spanish language and linguistics. Dr. Varricchio has presented at numerous conferences and has published in the fields of foreign language methodology, service-learning, and functional linguistics.