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WLA Volunteers

Volunteer at the World Language Academy

Native Spanish speakers and advanced students of Spanish enrolled at UNG can gain valuable experience, build their résumés and/or earn Service Learning credits by volunteering at the World Language Academy at Chestnut Mountain. Located four miles from UNG ’s Gainesville campus, the public charter elementary school employs a “dual-immersion” approach, in which the curriculum is taught in English and Spanish. UNG students volunteer as readers, tutors and mentors for WLA students.  

World Language Academy VolunteerStudents from any academic discipline are encouraged to volunteer. Students volunteer on a weekly basis at times that match their schedules and meet the WLA’s needs. The WLA Volunteer Program represents a joint effort by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, the ESL Department, and Goizueta Scholars to offer first-hand educational and service experience to  UNG students.

Interested students should contact Professor Dorina Apahidean at .   

Voluntariado en World Language Academy

Los hablantes nativos de español así como los estudiantes avanzados de español matriculados en  UNG pueden ganar experiencia valiosa, mejorar su currículum, y conseguir créditos de Service Learning por ofrecerse voluntarios en la World Language Academy, Chestnut Mountain. Situada a cuatro millas del campus de  UNG en Gainesville, la WLA es una escuela primaria pública que experimenta con un método didáctico de “doble- inmersión”, donde el programa de estudios se enseña en inglés y en español.  Los estudiantes de  UNG ofrecen su participación voluntaria como lectores, tutores y mentores. 

Pueden participar estudiantes de cualquier disciplina académica. Como voluntarios, los estudiantes ofrecerán sus servicios semanalmente a horas que se ajusten a su horario y satisfagan las necesidades de WLA.  El Programa de Voluntariado de WLA representa un esfuerzo conjunto del Departamento de Inglés y Lenguas Extranjeras, el Departamento de ESL y Goizueta Scholars, y tiene como objetivo ofrecerles a los estudiantes de  UNG experiencia educativa y la oportunidad de prestar servicio a la comunidad.

Estudiantes interesados favor de comunicarse con la profesora Dorina Apahidean,

Scholarships & Awards

Foreign Languages Scholarship & Awards

The Foreign Language department provides some financial assistance for students who wish to study abroad as part of their study of foreign languages and/or foreign cultures. The study abroad program must carry academic credit and be approved by the GSC Study Abroad office. Students must fill out and turn in an application to Garry Merritt in Nesbitt - 4250 by the end of January for programs in May or Summer semester.

The Foreign Language department also provides tutoring scholarships for students who wish to work in the Foreign Language lab as a tutor of a language offered by GSC. Students need to talk to the Coordinator of the Foreign Language Lab, Teresa Pacheco (Nesbitt-4201), and fill out an application. The applications should be turned in to Garry Merritt in Nesbitt - 4250. On the Oconee campus, students should contact Dr. Chris Barnes, Assistant Dean of Arts & Letters. 

Foreign Language Awards

  • Excellence in German Award: Best student in German classes
  • Excellence in Japanese Award: Best student in Japanese classes
  • José Martí Achievement Award: Outstanding Spanish student
  • Excellence in Spanish Award: Excellence in Spanish, 2nd place
  • French Achievement Award: Best student who has taken 2000 level French courses

CampusTitleAdvisor/s:Advisor E-Mail
Gainesville Campus Japan Club Donald Smith
Oconee Campus Spanish Club Sara Burns

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