Over the last semester I worked with Project Shine, teaching an English as a Second Language (ESL) class to recent immigrants at the Upper Darby Welcome Center. Excellent verbal and written skills are necessary to ensure that the immigrants, who know very little English, understand the concepts being taught to them. This required me to be able to simplify our complex language into weekly lesson plans that were detailed enough to fill a two hour class. The greatest part of this experience is that it put me out of my comfort zone. For two hours a week, I forced myself to test my knowledge of my language and country to help others.
During the fall of 2014, I will be continuing my work with Project Shine in my role as Peer Teacher for the Honors Immigration Law class I am working with. More details to come!