IGeL Student Stories
"When I first decided to help out with I.G.e.L
Schule, I did not know what to expect. I was very nervous to be
around bilingual children. I was intimidated by the fact that the
children could speak in English as well as German at such a young
age. However, in no time my fears vanished and I found myself
engaging in conversations with the children during the class time.
Not only did my experiences with I.G.e.L. Schule help me develop
linguistically, but it also helped me develop as a person. I.G.e.L
Schule helped me reconnect with my childlike love for learning in
everything in life."
Being a volunteer at the German I.G.e.L. school in
downtown Indianapolis was a truly valuable experience. I was able
to not only further my own German skills in communication, but also
those skills of the children. The opportunity allowed me to get
away from the busy academic hustle of the campus and sit down with
children who were willing and eager to learn a foreign language.
Throughout the semester that I was student teaching there I was
able to partake in all of their learning events. This allowed me to
have a front row seat to the learning process that children go
through when learning a foreign language such as German. This is an
experience that I would recommend to anyone who is truly interested
in a foreign language and that is also looking to reconnect with
their inner child!