Who We Are

We are a community of Stanford students unified by a common desire to provide personalized language instruction to Stanford’s custodial staff. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for low-wage property service workers and their families by supporting their English-learning endeavors. In doing so, we hope to open windows of opportunities for career and community advancement.

What We Do

Recognizing the barriers that non-English-speakers face in the United States, we strive to provide our community members with high-quality language instruction. All of our coaches are trained in a quarter-long course called CHILATST 1SI: English Language Learner Tutoring and Curriculum Development. Afterward, we pair each learner with an individual coach, personalized to their current abilities and English-learning goals.

Habla pairs meet at least twice a week, 30 minutes per session, at a time and location most convenient for the learner. We plan lessons around the personal needs and wants of our learners. Instead of emphasizing grammar, our approach focuses on giving learners a contextually relevant handle of English.

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