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Café con Ingles

ABOUT THE AGENCY
Café con Ingles teaches English to the adult immigrant members of St. Anthony of Padua Church and builds community at the parish. English as a Second Language (ESL) classes meet for approximately 2 hrs in the parish’s school cafeteria after the conclusion of the 9:00 AM Spanish-language mass at St. Anthony of Padua.  Before class begins, students and volunteer teachers enjoy coffee, pastries, and conversation.

WHAT YOU DO 
Loyola service learning students will work with English language learners one-on-one to help them master spoken English.  Before and after class, and sometimes during class, students will have a chance to practice their conversational Spanish.

WHAT YOU LEARN
Loyola students will learn about the lives of new immigrants to the US, including the challenges new immigrants face in their daily lives, how they spend their leisure time, and their understanding of American life and customs. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the methods and strategies for teaching English to non-English speakers.

INTERACTIONS
immigrants/non-English speakers • adults

LOCATION
St. Anthony of Padua School Cafeteria • 4640 Canal Street

CONTACT
Dr. Sue Weishar • Migration Specialist, JSRI Loyola 
sweishar@loyno.edu • 504.864.7749 • Mercy Hall 306

DAYS & TIMES

Sundays 10:15am-12:30pm

TRANSPORTATION
Map & directions
Biking • 30 min
Driving • 15 min, off-street parking available

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Interested students should be prepared for a brief interview.
  2. Students accepting a placement offer must attend a mandatory on-site orientation.