Language program will pair foreigners with locals

The city of Cuenca and the Worcester Institute of Massachusetts (U.S.) are developing a program to allow non-Spanish-speaking foreigners and Ecuadorians to teach each other new languages. The program, called the Tandem Method, will also serve to expand cultural knowledge between the participants, officials say. According to the city office of external affairs, the program, co-sponsored by the United Nations Office of International Development, is part of the city’s effort to integrate foreign residents into the cultural life of Cuenca. In 2015 and 2016, the city gathered information about foreigners living in Cuenca through surveys, personal interviews, and demographic data…

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