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Service and Outreach

The Aprendiendo a Leer Program

The Aprendiendo a Leer (Learning to Read) Program is an after-school literacy program for Spanish-English bilingual children from kindergarten through 5th grade. The goal of the program is to help bilingual children maintain and develop their native language and culture and communicate better with their family members. The program runs every year in collaboration with the Tippecanoe School Corporation in Lafayette Indiana. About 50 bilingual children participate in the program every semester. Purdue students majoring or minoring in Spanish conduct the teaching. We are always looking for Purdue students interested in serving as language instructors and helping their community. Graduate and undergraduate students participating in the program also have the opportunity to develop research projects related to the acquisition of Spanish as a heritage language in children and adults. Please contact me at acuza at purdue dot edu if interested in participating and being part of my research lab.

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