How Can I Participate?
Juniata students with international experience and/or advanced second language skills are eligible to participate. Students can either take Language in Motion for credit or volunteer.
Credit students are required to attend all training workshops held late afternoons during the first four weeks of the semester and complete a minimum number of seven presentations (a full day in school) during the semester. The Language in Motion courses WL 201, WL 202, WL 203, and WL 204 are all one credit and are offered both Fall and Spring semesters. The course may be repeated by signing up for the next higher course number during the same semester or in a later semester. Students can earn Humanities (H) or International (I) credit from these classes. For further details, please see the course syllabus.
Volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend all workshops and may decide how many presentations to do each semester. Volunteers may do only one or more presentations. For further details, please see our volunteer info sheet.
What Do I Need to Know About the Program?
Language in Motion offers teachers several opportunities for enriching their students’ learning experiences and for professional development.
Classroom Enrichment Presentations: Juniata offers a semi-annually changing group of college student presenters who are diverse, interesting, and passionate. They have strong second-language knowledge and international experience, either having returned from study abroad or having come to Juniata on a study-abroad trip from their home country. They represent cultures from all over the world, often including China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Russia.
Teachers choose the presenters they would like to have in their classes and work with the director to coordinate their appearance and scheduling. Most of the time, these requests are fulfilled. Each semester at a Teacher-Presenter workshop, participating teachers have a chance to see short sample presentations, meet the Juniata students participating at that time, and talk with them both about their expectations of presentation content and method. The Juniata students then prepare class-length presentations on the chosen topics, incorporating as much of the target language as the teacher wants.