Students have the opportunity to receive training and develop teaching skills while giving back to the community with our community partners:


"The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary."

NEIU has been proud to host Chicagoland NACLO competitors for more than a decade. If you would like to become involved with NACLO at NEIU, please contact Dr. Judy Kaplan-Weinger for details.

Association House of Chicago

"Association House of Chicago serves a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish. We promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement."

John M. Palmer Elementary School

"The Palmer School Community prepares all students to be collaborative, critical thinking, and responsible
life-long learners who maximize performance in high school, college, life, and society."

NEIU Linguistics students join Dr. Judy Kaplan-Weinger at John M. Palmer Elementary School in Chicago. Dr. Kaplan-Weinger coordinates the English language learner classes for Palmer parents, and NEIU Linguistics students volunteer their linguistics knowledge, skills, and their incredible hearts.

Rawan Bonais
MA Linguistic Student Volunteer Teacher, Palmer School

Nana Takahashi
MA Linguistic Student Volunteer Teacher, Palmer School

Amanda Kmetz
MA Linguistic Student Volunteer Teacher, Palmer School