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Integrated Language Options (ILOs) constitute the core elements of the RCAH CLAC Program. ILOs provide language immersion opportunities for students. In an ILO, students use the language to collaborate with each other and their language mentor on a semester-long project.
The descriptions below detail the Spring 2014 ILO projects:
An ILO in Spanish looked at issues of poverty in the Venezuelan context. Students discussed various manifestations of poverty in the US and in Venezuela and explored the differing discourses surrounding poverty in the two countries. Students were able to gain firsthand experience of this topic through interviews with Venezuelans in the US and in Venezuela. Click the images above to view larger versions of a poster created by Krista Rodriguez detailing ways to stop illegal mining in Venezuela, a poster created by Anthony Lograsso examining oil relations, and a sculpture by Anna Hawkins depicting women's rights in Venezuela.
An ILO in Kreyol Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) researched the history of Haiti (from the Haitian revolution to the Duvalier presidencies) to better understand contemporary Haiti. Students also learned about more recent events in Haiti including the first democratically elected president (President Aristide) and the devastating events of "douz janvye" the 2010 earthquake on January 12. For their final project, Libby Hoffman and Angel Snyder created a Power Point to showcase what they learned about Haiti. They conducted a presentation in Kreyol Ayisyen at the RCAH 112 Showcase Spring 2014. View the PowerPoint by clicking here.
Students in a French ILO created an audio-visual book structured around the main themes in the French film Ernest and Célestine. The book includes clips and photos from the movie and brief biographical information about Gabrielle Vincent, the author of the children’s books that inspired the movie. Click the image to view a larger version of the storyboard created by Catherine Seibert and based on
Ernest and Célestine.