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Spanish in Davidson Elementary School (SiDES)

SiDES is a partnership between Davidson College and Davidson Elementary School (DES), the local public elementary school. The program builds upon a long-standing relationship between the two institutions through which college students teach weekly Spanish lessons at the elementary school. Davidson College students have the opportunity to participate as volunteers or for academic credit by enrolling in SPA 311. For Fall 2020, we have made adjustments due to COVID-19, and we are now offering three ways to get involved: 

1.      Virtual lessons in K-4 with synchronous and asynchronous video participation 

2.      Book Club/Club de lectura leaders for students who speak Spanish at home

3.      Conversation partners for 7th grade students in Spanish 1

For more information, please contact Dr. Kyra Kietrys or our Equipo SiDES (McGee Roman ’21, Zoe Bock ’22, Cole Ferarro ’21, Rachael Devecka ’23, Will Miller ’21, Bryan Ortiz ’21, Sophie Wolf  ’21).