The Native Speaker Teaching Assistant Program
Every academic year we invite French-, Spanish-, and German-speakers to live and work with us at the College. Native Speaker Teaching Assistants are university students in their early twenties from French, Spanish, or German-speaking countries that spend one academic year at Albion College as a special non-degree students.
The native speakers are a vital component to the Modern Languages & Cultures Department, as well as to the I-Space. Due to their role in the Language Department and in the I-Space, Native Speakers hold a special position of respect at Albion College. They lead language tutorials to help students work on their conversational skills and they also organize educational cultural activities and other events for language students. They also plan and conduct weekly activities for residents in each particular language house in I-Space. In addition, as members of the I-Space Council, native speakers attend and help organize bi-weekly meetings where all I-Space residents gather for social or cultural activities.