I am not the only one who teaches the Spanish community service learning courses (CSL) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Amy Firestone is teaching a section of "Spanish in the Community" with me this semester, and she has taught it in the past.
I had the privilege of listening to her present about her work on languages in contact recently, and I learned a lot from her. Her research on languages in contact, specifically Quechua and Spanish among Peruvian youth, was fascinating. I also enjoyed her dynamic presentation style and the clarity with which she presented complex topics. So it is no surprise to me that she engages her students so well in "Spanish in the Community" and that she brings her expertise about indigenous languages to the classroom. (There is a community of Guatemalans within our local Latino community who speak their indigenous language, not Spanish.)
Amy has kindly shared several of her teaching materials with me. I appreciate Amy's collegiality, her expertise, and I would like to share them here with you.
First, Amy sent me this note along with a pdf of the instructions she gave her students: