Do you have a friend neighbor or classmate who is from another country and doesn’t speak very much English? Or perhaps you are from another place and speak a language other than English. Offer to help someone else learn to speak or read in your language. Meanwhile, you'll be able to learn a little of their language or more about the culture they come from.
Teaching someone else your native tongue and learning to speak theirs is a great way to better understand each otherвЂ™s backgrounds and learn more about the world you live in. Next to visiting, the best way to find out about a place is to hear a personal experience from someone who has lived there. Plus, studies have shown that learning a foreign language helps students excel at other subjects.
Is there an organization in your community that offers English classes for immigrants? Check with your local recreation center or a nearby school to see if they offer any classes you could help out with. Or if youвЂ™re a student, find out if your school offers a вЂњbuddy programвЂќ to connect you with a student from another country.
If you have a friend, neighbor or relative who has struggled with learning English, offer to help them study once a week. Or if you speak another language and know someone who wants to learn it, ask them if theyвЂ™d like you to tutor them.