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Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools
 
FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools) is a non-profit organization of committed Ohio University college students that volunteer in local elementary schools to teach Spanish and French every week. 
In association with the local school systems, we coordinate a program in which OU students will go to Athens City elementary schools to teach a foreign language in kindergarten through 6th grade. The program is an opportunity to teach brief lessons of Spanish or French (app. 20-40 min.) once or twice a week during the school day.
 
There are several benefits in working with this program:  sharing your love of the language with others; experiencing the joy of working with children, exploring a career option, engaging in community service, gaining valuable experience in the classroom AND the opportunity to earn 1 credit for your “internship” (SP 3960 / FR 3960).  
 
If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity and are in a SPAN or FR 3110 or higher course, please complete the application form and send it to Gabriela Machado, FLES Coordinator, at gm107414@ohio.edu or Dr. Barb Reichenbach, at reichenb@ohio.edu.
 

The FLES Club is organized in the following structure:
President- Mia Davis
Vice President- Brittany Bowers
Treasurer - Kristina Carson
 
For more information, contact:
 
Gabriela Machado
FLES Coordinator
105 Gordy Hall
gm107414@ohio.edu  
 
 
Check out our Facebook account:
https://www.facebook.com/OUFLES