Partnership with Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS)
In this partnership, RALL students provide weekly Spanish lessons at the Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS), a Cincinnati public school serving students from pre-kindergarten to fourth grade. The students who teach at CANS do so as part of a year-long teaching internship program in RALL. Before beginning in the classroom, CANS teaching interns undergo four weeks of intensive training in foreign language education for young language learners. Interns learn to develop lessons that use Spanish meaningfully through song, games, and real-world communication. The CANS partnership is housed within the Cincinnati Bilingual Center.
Meet the Spring 2023 Spanish Teaching Interns!
Casey Clarke will be a CANS Teaching Intern for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Casey is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati in the Medical Sciences program, as well as pursuing a minor in Spanish. She has been studying the Spanish language since high school and hopes to improve her knowledge over the next year. Casey is very excited to have this opportunity to work with the CANS students and faculty!
Brianna Brown will be a CANS Teaching Intern for the Spring 2023 Semester. Brianna is a senior at UC double majoring in Spanish and Horticulture, with a minor in Chinese. She has studied Spanish since high school, and has been working as an early childhood educator since 2020. Brianna is grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to meeting and working with the CANS students and teachers!
Adriana Prieto has more than ten years of experience as a children’s literature teacher. She has worked as a researcher and writer in different educational projects for Fe y Alegría, a prominent movement for integral education in South America. In her home country of Venezuela, she was awarded a prestigious grant to develop a regional program for teaching and promoting children’s literature in different communities. She has authored a children’s book titled Where Are We From?, published with the support of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and Wave Pool. Adriana is also a proud CANS parent, and she is excited to help CANS students develop their literacy in Spanish.