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Meet Shanna Peterson and Bryce Ellefson

11 Jan 2011 12:29 PM | Anonymous
Shanna and Bryce are students of Italian at the University of Minnesota and volunteer their time on Saturday mornings in the ICC's Youth language school. Shanna volunteers with Shirin's 6-9 year olds in both the beginner/intermediate and bilingual/advanced tracks. Bryce volunteers with Anna Maria's 3-6 year olds in both the beginner/intermediate and bilingual/advanced tracks.  Here is what they say about their interest in volunteering with the Youth language school:

"I am interested in volunteering for the language school because knowing another language is very important to me. When I was in Europe, everyone knew at least two or three languages that they started learning from a very young age. I think the USA undervalues the importance of language skills. Not only does it open up communication with other people from around the world but it helps you learn about another culture. My major is Italian and I have studied other languages as well; they are very important to me. I am also considering getting involved in teaching and thought helping out would be a small amount of practice."

Studio all'universita' di Minnesota e la mia specializzazione e' la chimica. Ho abitato a Firenze la primavera scorsa con una famiglia italiana. Mi interessano la cultura, la storia, e la lingua d'Italia. Mi piace insegnare agli studenti e vorrei diventare un'insegnante.
The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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