Humanities professors visit public schools for a variety of purposes. They act as advocates for literature and proponents of careers in humanities. One of the main interactions humanities professors have with public schools is through enhancing foreign language study. Public school teachers play a pivotal role in putting students on the path of foreign language study.  Over the years, BYU faculty have sought to bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary foreign language study by organizing and hosting summer language camps for high school students that give them an immersion experience in the target language and spur them on to continue their study of foreign languages at the university level.  In addition, BYU faculty have collaborated with their high school counterparts in the way of organizing teacher training institutes that include intensive instruction and travel to the target language culture.

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