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How to Start Your Spanish Community Service Learning Course

by Ann Abbott

Today marks the tenth year since I started teaching Spanish community service learning. That's a big accomplishment. That's ten years of:
working with wonderful community partners, especially The Refugee Center, my first community partner.forming relationships with committed, engaged students, many of whom are now friends of mine.watching the local Latino community change, usually in relationship to the hopes then disappointments of comprehensive immigration reform.forming friendships and alliances with other language educators who are committed to creating a contemporary curriculum that includes CSL.balancing the extra demands that CSL places upon us. Despite all this time, I still get nervous on the first day of the semester. In fact, until about 30 minutes before teaching my "Spanish in the Community" class at 10:00 this semester, I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with my students today. 
So I went to Pinterest.
No, not to procrastinate…