Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Foreign Languages and Literature

First Advisor

Dr. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch


Learning for ALL (LFA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Omaha, NE. LFA offers resources to adults in the community by offering a variety of classes in literacy, English language, and Adult Basic Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the learning at LFA has transitioned to the online learning portal, Burlington English. However, the fact that Burlington English is presented and written in English poses a large barrier to the accessibility of online learning material. Current LFA management utilizes Google Translate to try and translate the steps to log into this platform and while a valuable tool, Google Translate fails to capture the linguistic and pragmatic details necessary for a quality and effective translation. Through collaboration with Dr. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, I translated the necessary steps for LFA students to be able to log into their classes and have better access to learning materials. Lastly, the utility and effectiveness of service-learning as a tool in language acquisition is explored due to the fact that service-learning is well-renowned for helping students not only gain language skills, but to also broaden their cultural awareness and their impact on the community.