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Foreign Language Introduction Program

ALCP Classroom Session

With an increasingly globalized world and a high chance of encountering people from different cultures, familiarity with foreign languages and cultures is vital from a young age.

Formerly known as the Afterschool Language and Culture Program (ALCP), the Einaudi Center’s Foreign Language Introduction Program (FLIP) has introduced thousands of children in Upstate New York to world languages and cultures. Volunteers from Cornell and surrounding communities who speak foreign languages provide fun ways for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly interconnected world.

Last spring, we offered a professional development opportunity to current Cornell students interested in the program. The center organized a series of workshops aimed at exposing students interested in K-12 education and engagement to training and development sessions in the areas of curriculum, foreign language teaching, and working with K-12 students.

Find out more about the Foreign Language Introduction Program and other opportunities for educators.

The goal of the program this semester is to give students interested in K-12 foreign language and culture engagement a glimpse at the practice of teaching through hands-on activities that expose youth to new languages and culture through engaging activities. This will provide the children with an opportunity to engage with another language and culture and to think internationally.

Please fill out the survey to volunteer with the program. 

Also feel free to email us your questions and interest at

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Volunteer reading book to students