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Language and the Heart

If you talk to a man in a language he


understands, that goes to his head. If you talk
to him in his language, that goes to his heart
-Nelson Mandela

My
Internship
Bridgeway Community Church
Spanish classes for English

speakers.
English and citizenship classes
Interpretation of church
services to Spanish

Cuba-U.S. relation research

and activism
Providing community

presentations about Cuba-U.S.


Relations

Spanish and English/Citizenship


Classes
Intermediate and Beginner Spanish Classes
Serve as tutor for English and Citizenship

students.
All adults trying to improve conversational
English or prepare for Citizenship tests.
Perform functions as:
Teaching aid
One on one tutor
Occasionally teach lessons of my own

Spanish Interpretation
Planning to help interpret

English services at Church into


Spanish
Plans to prepare:
Listen in on services
Practice interpreting online

sermons
Read bible passages in Spanish

Challenges of simultaneous

interpretation
Speed
Idioms
Unknown words
Religious vocabulary

U.S.
Cuban
Relations
Interest began
during political
advocacy to
Cuba
Continuing with
research
Organizing
community
presentations

Conclusion
Importance of keeping up with news
Know what your government is doing.
Take action if you disagree with your
government
Importance of learning a foreign language
Helps you connect with other people
Allows you to help those in need.
Opens up a whole new world of information to
you.