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Spanish-English Exchange benefits Eagle students and Spanish-speaking community

Thanks to a program from the Department of Communication, Media and Languages, Morehead State University is helping to break down language barriers and strengthen bonds with members of the surrounding community.  

The Spanish-English Exchange is a language and culture exchange between MSU’s advanced Spanish language students and Spanish-speaking members of the community who want to improve their English skills. The opportunity allows students and community members to learn more about language and culture.  

“Community members can get specific help with the many practical skills they need that are also hard to come by in a traditional classroom setting,” said Miescha Bycura, instructor of Spanish at MSU. “Also, many of our students plan to go into teaching after graduation, so this is a great opportunity for them to practice those skills.”  

The group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays at the Newman Center inside Jesus Our Savior Catholic Church, 315 Battson Ave., near the MSU campus. What started out with only a handful of students and community members has quickly grown to a dozen students in charge of managing a group of around 20 community members.   

“The program is important for MSU as a whole because it puts MSU at the center of where diversity meets community, which ultimately creates opportunity for everyone,” Bycura said. “It’s an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience and better tool themselves for what lies ahead and for the community to grow and benefit from the resources already available in their hometown.”  

To learn more about MSU’s Department of Communication, Media and Languages, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/cml, email cml@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2134. 

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