Friday, March 09, 2012

Ann Arbor Languages Partnership featured in AAPS News

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Our Spanish-language collaboration with Ann Arbor elementary schools, the Ann Arbor Languages Partnership, was featured in the school district's newsletter, AAPS News, posted online on March 7, 2012. In this project, U-M Spanish-speaking students are prepped by School of Education teaching experts and then sent to the district's elementary schools to teach Spanish to third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students.

“On our side, the U side, this is a course driven experience for them,” said Maria Coolican, the teacher education director of the program. “They sign up for this course, they get credit for it, they learn how to do this. On the AAPS side, they get world languages at a cost that makes it feasible.”

Maria Coolican is a lecturer in the School of Education and is project director of the Ann Arbor Languages Project.

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