K-20 Connections: Building a Personal Stake in Language Learning

Sutton Spanish students converse with UNL faculty.

Sutton Public Schools Spanish Teacher Dara Rodriguez recently connected her three groups of Spanish 2 and 3 via Skpe with the Department of Modern Langauges at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Professor Kelly Kingsbury Brunetto, undergraduate students Rebeca Portales de Jacobson and Andrew Holzman, and assistant teachers Lara Armenteros Garrido and Ana Maria Tudela Martinez conversed with Sutton students about the importance of language learning in Nebraska and connections to career paths. Rodriguez initiated the conversation as a way of showing her Sutton students how language learning connects to college and career readiness.