FAIRFIELD, CA, OCTOBER 15, 2013:
Solano Community College’s (SCC) Foreign Language students are pleased to be teaching elementary aged children this Fall semester in the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD). The College is offering a special course called Cross Age Teaching, which affords students the opportunity to gain real-world teaching experience in basic French, German, and Spanish. The SCC students work in groups of two and teach 30 minute lessons for 17 weeks. This semester, the SCC students are teaching at K. I. Jones in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program, Suisun Valley K-8, and B. Gale Wilson K-8 schools. SCC Foreign Languages Department has been collaborating with FSUSD schools since 2001; College’s students are now teaching in 13 classrooms and exposing over 300 young students to the joys of learning a foreign language.
“The lessons focus on simple, but important, vocabulary like the numbers, days of the week, months, and objects in the classroom. We are required to implement singing and games in every lesson,” shared Lorna Marlow-Munoz, SCC Foreign Language faculty. “The Cross Age Teaching Program gives our students a chance to give back to the community and strengthen their own language skills. This semester, we have a recipient of the program from 10 years ago now teaching in her former elementary school classroom!”
For more information about SCC’s Cross Age Teaching Program, please contact Lorna Marlow-Munoz at 707.864.7291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.