On July 2nd, a dinner event was held in order to introduce ten Sleeves Up participants to four volunteer teachers and plan future conversation practice. Eight volunteer instructors (3 for English, 4 for French, and 1 for Luxembourgish) and 14 students are now involved in the program. This generous support from volunteers has allowed us to set up individual as well as group conversation practice for Sleeves Up participants, depending on need.
This program emerged out of recognition that improved language skills increase the chance that their projects succeed. Although all Sleeves Up participants have taken language courses, they lack the critical conversation practice necessary to activate and reinforce what they've already learned. Regular conversation practice with volunteers allows us to fill this gap.
If you would like to become a volunteer language partner in the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.