Entries by Missy Pankake

TLC Designated Official Testing Site for The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test

TLC has been approved as a designated testing site for the 日本漢字能力検定,  Nihon Kanji Nōryoku Kentei; The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test, also known as Kanji Kentei, or Kanken for short. TLC is only one of four approved locations in the U.S. The Kanken is one of the most highly respected student certifications recognized in Japan and is a project […]

TLC Recognized for Excellence

TLC was recently recognized at the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE)(TNCPE) Excellence Celebration as part of the 2024 TNCPE Conference for our Level Two Recognition. Interim Executive Director Eric Amos and former Executive Director Janice Rodriguez accepted the award for TLC.

TLC Welcomes New Assistant Director of World Languages

TLC is very pleased to announce we have a new Assistant Director of World Languages, Mauricio Lopera. Mauricio has a degree in Teaching English and Spanish from Luis Amigó Catholic University and a TESOL certification from Arizona State University. He has been a language instructor for more than 16 years – including teaching Spanish for […]

TLC and Second Harvest Partnership Featured in Podcast

The Tennessee Language Center and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee partnered to provide Spanish language classes for Second Harvest staff, volunteers, and partners. Hear more about it on the latest episode of In Touch with Tennessee, “Bridging Language Barriers in Community Service.” Listen.

TLC Helping Metro Nashville with Language Access Plans

TLC is collaborating with the Metro (Nashville) Human Relations Commission on language access plans. Language Access Plans are policy documents required by Title VI that contain information on the LEP individuals served by an organization, and they are composed basically of a Language Needs Assessment (Four-Factor Analysis), a Notice of Language Access Services, a guide […]

TLC Hosts High School Students

TLC hosted the Spanish 3 students from Renaissance High School in Franklin, TN. The students were on a field trip to explore language career opportunities. The 16 students were divided into small groups and met with Translation Project Manager Eileen Bernstein to talk about translation jobs and Spanish Bilingual Administrative Coordinator Irma Hernandez about the […]

TLC Offers Onsite English Classes for Companies in Middle Tennessee

TLC has signed a contract with Trew Industrial Wheel Inc. of Nashville, TN, to provide 60 hours of English instruction to 12 employees with limited English proficiency. Trew manufactures heavy-duty caster and drive wheels for the automotive, chemical, robotics, construction, and material handling industries. We have also signed a contract with Ultimate Linings in Lebanon, TN, to provide 30 […]

TLC Receives $7,500 Grant

The Tennessee Language Center received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The grant will be used to fund hiring graduates of TLC’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) course to teach English for TLC.