Who We Are

Habla is a community-engaged learning organization in which students teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to native Spanish-speaking workers on campus. We match Stanford students with custodians, landscapers, dining hall workers, and other staff members for one-on-one language coaching. Habla focuses on real-world language skills, from handling parent-teacher conferences to studying for citizenship tests.

What We Do

We operate on a mutual learning mindset, encouraging both students and community partners to gain valuable skills and experiences through language education and cultural exchange.

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. During the 2020-2021 academic year, these meetings take place over the phone.

The Habla Core, a group of motivated students with a passion for ESL and the Stanford community, support coaches in developing lesson plans and strategies to implement during their tutoring sessions with English language learners. Our 1-unit course equips students with a foundational understanding of ESL instruction, practical experience with developing educational materials for language learning, and a collaborative space to reflect on the tutoring experience.

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