Teaching a language is one of the best ways to learn it. Oberlin offers terrific opportunities for students interested in sharing the languages they speak with others, pursuing a career in education, giving back to the community, or exploring the theory and practice of language pedagogy.
Students enrolled in EDUA 101 Language Pedagogy: The Theory & Practice of Teaching and Learning Languages, participate in a practicum component that allows them to work as language teachers or tutors on campus or in the community.
The Spanish in the Elementary Schools (Oberlin SITES) program allows some 50 students every semester to teach Spanish to all classrooms K-5 in the Oberlin school district.
Many students work as language tutors and teachers through other programs, including America Reads, Languages of Oberlin College and the Oberlin High School (LOCOHS), and the Immigrant Worker Project.
Finally, the Departments of Hispanic Studies, Russian, German, French, and the East Asian Studies Program offer opportunities for advanced students to work as tutors and conversation teachers.