After expressing this to the head of the department that I'm interning for, she told me that they'll be happy to get any help I would like to give and that it would be a good idea to come up with a list of ideas that I would like to bring to the table - which leads me to the point of this post: I would like you guys to give me feedback on these ideas and to share your own. Basicaly answer the question of what would you like to see your local library offer if you were aiming to learn a new language.
- Have reading groups. Everyone in the group reads the same book and then hold discussions about that book in the target language.
- Hold trips and events geared towards learning more about the culture and people of the target language.
- Find groups outside of the library that deal with the languages we are aiming to focus on and see if we can set some sort of collaboration in motion.
- Start a web project of some kind that aims to help with learning and keeps people up to date with whats going on within the groups - more than likely a blog or anything else that will achieve the same goal.
Now that you all have a taste of what kinds of ideas I'm after, start posting your own thoughts about it.