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Boston University Arts & Sciences

CAS News: September 15 2010

Mayor of Boston Honors CAS Student-Teachers in Roxbury Ceremony

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino visited Camfield Estates in Roxbury on May 4 to commend CAS students who have been teaching adult Roxbury residents to speak Spanish. Part of the Department of Romance Studies' "Voces Hispanicas/Hispanic Voices" project, the program brings Spanish language and culture to Roxbury adults and elderly residents who wish to learn a new language. The classes are particularly useful, as Roxbury includes many Spanish-speaking residents, and non-Spanish speakers often interact on a daily basis with Spanish-speakers.

The program has been running for three years. For the spring semester, 25 students were enrolled in three different classes, with each class taught by a Senior Teaching Fellow. The teachers were Arlene Ovalle-Child, Daniela Dorfman, and Maria Luisa Martinez. Certificates of Recognition from Mayor Menino were given to each of the teachers, to Romance Studies Chair Jim Iffland, and to Santander-Sovereign for encouraging and supporting the instruction of Spanish in the City of Boston.

 

 

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