Arabic offered through Cornell's Prison Education Program

May 14, 2019

Senior Lecturer, Makda Weatherspoon, will be teaching a course this summer through Cornell's Prison Education Program (CPEP) in the Auburn Correctional Facility. The course, Intensive Arabic: An Introductory Course, is designed to provide a thorough grounding in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. No previous knowledge of Arabic is required. Renelle Mensah, a Cornell undergraduate majoring in Government and minoring in Arabic, will join Makda Weatherspoon this summer as a Teaching Assistant.

The Cornell Prison Education Program is "dedicated to supporting incarcerated persons’ academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry. We believe that Cornell faculty and student engagement as instructors at correctional facilities manifests Ezra Cornell’s commitment to founding an institution where 'any person can find instruction in any study.'"

Makda Weatherspoon