From left: Teaching Fellow Maria Portal, Julie Katter '18, Elizabeth Maier '19, Karl Koster '18, Robert Arrix '19, Lindsay Heyer '17,Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Paul Norberg.

Twenty-two Hamilton students taught Spanish to Clinton Elementary School students this past semester. The program began on Oct. 3 and ended on Dec. 2.

 The Hamilton students attended a training workshop prior to the program to learn about different teaching strategies and develop ideas for activities.

At the beginning of the program, small groups of Hamilton students each matched to a group of Clinton Elementary students, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. Once a week, each group of Hamilton students prepared a variety of interactive activities, including games, lessons and songs. Depending on the grade level, the program either took place during lunch or recess.

Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies Maria Portal, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Paul Norberg, Julie Katter ‘18, Eddie Brennan ’19, and Lindsay Heyer ’17 coordinated the program.

This program is now in its fifth year, and it was originally started by Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Edna Rodriguez-Plate.

The Hamilton volunteers included Emily De Jong 19, Elizabeth Maier ‘19, Karl Koster ’18,  Michelle Guaman ‘18, Avery Klinger ‘19, Diana Escorcia ‘20, Tony Hernandez ’17, Julie Katter ’18, Olivia Melodia ‘18, Sabrina Boutselis ’19, Mary Beringause 20, Robert Arrix ’19, Elie Doubleday ’20, Lindsay Heyer ’17, Amarilys Milian ’20, Eddie Brennan ’19, Kaia Miller ‘18, Anna Zhang ‘20, Emma Weller ‘19, Kent Campbell ‘20, Laura Rodriguez ‘20, Casey Tobin ‘19, and Martina Brave ’17.

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