E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center

3rd Annual International Karaoke Night

November 8, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members got together for a fun night of international music, food, and culture. There were over 35 acts singing in 8 languages taught at Sewanee: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! Judges awarded prizes to the 3 best solo and group acts. Read more to find out who won.

Stapleton Presents at 2017 SCOLT Conference

March 2, 2017
Helen Stapleton will deliver a presentation entitled, "Using QR Codes to Promote Listening and Speaking" at the 2017 Conference of SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) to be held March 18-20 in Orlando, FL. The presentation shows K-12 how to get their students to do voice recordings and convert them to QR codes for their classmates to listen to. She will cite several examples tried by professors at Sewanee.

French Students Create Interactive Map of Paris

March 2, 2017
The students in Dr. Ramsey's French 301A class, Discovering Paris, have created an interactive map of Paris using "ThingLink", a site that allows the user to link almost anything (photos, videos, slide shows, etc) to a point on the screen. Read more to see their work

German 103 Creates Visual/Auditory Gallery

December 14, 2016
The students in Professor Kikkert's German 103 class have been studying the various regions of Germany along with their art, music, literature, cuisine, architecture, and manufactured products. To illustrate some of their findings, students made a display in the upstairs atrium of Gailor consisting of a map of Germany covered with QR Codes and images of the objects they have chosen. Passersby can use their phones to scan the QR codes, which links to a voice recording site where that plays the students telling a riddle in German about their chosen object. Viewers can then choose from among the images to find the answer to the riddle.

2nd Annual Karaoke Night a Big Success!

October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!

Dr. Raulston's Spanish 103 Class Makes Video

October 15, 2014
Dr. Raulston wants his students to have fun in class and for language learning to mirror first language acquisition as much as possible. He stresses learning by doing, and uses the TPR (Total Physical Response) method as much as possible. Read more to see the video that he and his students made.

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Foreign Language Degrees Pay Off!

September 10, 2014
According to a study published in the "Wall Street Journal" and conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, among liberal arts graduates, the highest paying entry-level salaries are paid to students with foreign language and literature degrees. The average starting salary for foreign language degree holders in 2014 was $46,900/year.

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3rd Annual International Karaoke Night
November 8, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members got together for a fun night of international music, food, and culture. There were over 35 acts singing in 8 languages taught at Sewanee: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! Judges awarded prizes to the 3 best solo and group acts. Read more to find out who won.
Read more
Stapleton Presents at 2017 SCOLT Conference
March 2, 2017
Helen Stapleton will deliver a presentation entitled, "Using QR Codes to Promote Listening and Speaking" at the 2017 Conference of SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) to be held March 18-20 in Orlando, FL. The presentation shows K-12 how to get their students to do voice recordings and convert them to QR codes for their classmates to listen to. She will cite several examples tried by professors at Sewanee.
Read more
French Students Create Interactive Map of Paris
March 2, 2017
The students in Dr. Ramsey's French 301A class, Discovering Paris, have created an interactive map of Paris using "ThingLink", a site that allows the user to link almost anything (photos, videos, slide shows, etc) to a point on the screen. Read more to see their work
Read more