As part of our community service, the Department of English and Foreign Languages will be offering free Spanish classes at Miami-Dade regional libraries. This project was a result of an ordinance passed and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on June 30, 2015, affirming Miami-Dade County’s support to provide opportunities for its residents to learn and improve their skills in the Spanish, Creole and English languages at no cost.
In response to the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Barry University will be offering eight-week elementary Spanish classes at Miami Beach Regional Library in the fall semester, and at North Dade Regional Library in the spring.
The department has also designed an internship program for our language majors in which they will learn second language learning methodology, preparation of learning materials, and various ways to teach language classes. The course, which has received service learning designation, will be a unique experience for our majors to learn teaching techniques and to give back to the community.