Detroit Mercy and Detroit’s Parks and Recreation department have joined in partnership to provide virtual foreign language programming to residents in the city.
This is the second year the University’s Language & Cultural Training programs have facilitated free language and cultural enrichment classes. Last year, the community-based program introduced Arabic, Japanese and Spanish instruction for residents in two five-week spring sessions.
This year’s fall session began Sept. 20 and was completely full. Residents could choose Italian, Korean and Spanish instruction.
“We live in a region that is linguistically and culturally diverse,” said Director of Language & Cultural Training Lara Wasner. “This partnership allows us to facilitate educational programming that is accessible and affordable, especially in locations that are most hit by economic hardship. We look forward to a sustainable partnership and continuing this fruitful work of engaging community together.”
Detroit residents who are interested in learning more about enrolling in future language programs should contact the city’s Parks and Recreation department directly.