The Bilingual Storybook Project

The Bilingual Storybook Project is a partnership between the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Salem Elementary, Columbus City Schools. Spanish-speaking first and second graders enrolled in ESL at Salem provide artwork and brief bios to OSU students enrolled in Honors Spanish Composition (3403H), who then write stories in Spanish and in English featuring the children and their artwork. At the end of the semester, each child receives a complete storybook at a school fiesta celebrating reading, writing, and going to college. The project is organized by Dr. Jill Welch, Senior Lecturer at the OSU Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese.