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Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:36pm

a language instructor (or two)?


I saw that another library in my area (a larger one, with lots of money

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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 12:37pm

Would it be a volunteering position or a paid one? Ideally, you'd want someone who has had some training, but that's not always easy to find even in a bigger town.

My niece volunteered to teach English to the little ones at her sons' school. She didn't have any experience, but she learned on the job and they were so pleased with her that they kind of "hired" her to introduce English to preschoolers on a part-time basis (they didn't pay her, but they reduced tuition fees for both her sons.)

What about at the community college or high school? Perhaps there are students who are bilingual in the language who would be interested in doing this?

Put out the word through your library's FB page and newsletter. Ask people you know who are bilingual if they want to do this or if they know anyone who would like to do this.

What languages are you thinking of?

A sign at the library?

Ask schools whether they know which parents are bilingual or native speakers.











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Sat, 08-07-2010 - 5:35pm
Contact local university language departments and see if anyone is looking for volunteer work or a paid part-time job.
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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 10:59am
Thanks for the suggestions, Poppy!
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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 11:00am
Thanks, Moss!
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 6:48am

Hey, Jackie and welcome.

 
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 2:01pm
I think doing something like that is nice, and cute, but not necessarily very useful. The main use is that the kids at least become aware that there are other languages out there, which is good, of course.

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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 9:05pm

It's just dawned on me that since next year's Summer Reading theme is World Cultures, it would fit in nicely then :o)


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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 5:52am
DD's school has a language diversity week every year.
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 7:02am

My mother organized an exhibition on Indonesia one year. It was at our local library, and she also went on local TV to talk about Indonesia, too.

With that kind of a reading theme, then you can easily have story telling time featuring stories from all around the world.

Often Embassies would be delighted to send you promotional material, too.











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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 8:28am

Yes, it would fit in nicely with next year’s summer reading theme.

 

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