The ALSO Program is partnering with the Drake Library to provide local language learners with native or fluent conversation partners/drill instructors using an online program called Mango. If interested in either working as a volunteer or with a volunteer, please email also[at]grinnell[dot]edu.
Alternate Language (ALSO)
ALSO language tutors help other Grinnell College students learn a less commonly taught language by engaging them in target-language practice sessions three hours per week. Tutors should be native or near-native speakers in the language, have a strong desire to share their skills and the ability to take initiative and manage time effectively. If interested, please email also[at]grinnell[dot]edu.
Dr. Felix Kronenberg, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Director of the Language Learning Center at Rhodes College, will discuss how video games can promote incidental language learning. Using games to make language learning more engaging is nothing new, but increasingly sophisticated contemporary video games can motivate students even more by affording them new identities, engaging them in "real world" problem-solving simulations, and creating new possibilities for language learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Date: Monday, April 15, 2014
The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual Center, and an additional computer lab with multiple printers for both classroom and general student use.
The ALSO program offers highly motivated and independent students the opportunity to learn a language through a combination of self-instruction and peer tutoring. Past languages offered have included Czech, Modern Greek, Hindi, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Swahili. Not all languages can be offered every semester; Italian and Korean will be offered in Fall 2014.