Multilingual Mainers is a learning partnership between Bowdoin College undergraduates and K-2 students and families in Brunswick, Maine. Through daily lunches and classroom visits, the program is designed to ignite a passion and enthusiasm for a lifetime of language learning. The curriculum promotes critical-thinking skills and provides age-appropriate tools to combat xenophobia, racism and intolerance. All K-2 students participate in lunchtime learning, and select K-2 classrooms will participate in partnerships to build language proficiency and intercultural competence through sustained engagement with world languages and cultures.
This program was established by Associate Professor of Romance Languages Margaret Boyle in fall 2017.