TLC Teaching Custom Spanish Class to Staff at Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works to provide food to people facing hunger and to advance hunger solutions in Middle and West Tennessee. Recently, they approached TLC about a custom Spanish class for staff members. The 10-week class started early in September with 10 staff members participating.

TLC Adds Two New Project Managers

TLC welcomes Genna Linton and Aimee Dunphy as Interpretation & Translation project managers. Genna will focus on interpretation while Aimee focuses on translation.

Genna is a certified medical interpreter and most recently served as the bilingual front desk receptionist at Liberty Collegiate Academy in Nashville. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and geography from the University of Georgia.

Most recently, Aimee was a test administrator for Pearson Professional Centers in Brentwood. She has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Ball State University in Indiana.

Spanish For Educators Receives VP Citation

TLC is proud of the Spanish for Educators program created by the World Languages team for receiving the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service Vice Presidential Citation. This award recognizes a special effort by staff members who go above and beyond normal job assignments or have worked relentlessly on a complex project. Congratulations to Brian Barnett, Jack Willey, Maya Campbell, and Stasie Harrington for their work on creating this course.

Spanish for Educators was created for  K-12 teachers, school staff, and administrators with very little to no previous Spanish study to develop cultural understanding and a basic repertoire of conversation skills to engage with Spanish speakers in their schools and local communities. It is offered four times a year. Contact worldlanguages@tennessee.edu for more information. 

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Summer TESL Class Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of our Summer Class of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)! Each student completed 150 course hours in this online program. This is the 61st TESL class that has graduated at TLC. Great job!

 

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Registration is Open for Fall Term!

Fall Enrollment is here!

Register before Sept. 26 for our Early Bird 10% discount (use code EARLYFA22 at checkout).

Find out what our current students already know – our classes are awesome! We hope you will join us.

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Amanda Shappard Joins TLC as New Fiscal Director

Amanda Shappard is the new fiscal director for the Tennessee Language Center. She was previously an accountant for Williamson County government for 8 years. Amanda has a bachelor’s in accounting from Tennessee Tech and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public administration from Murray State University. She’s earned the Certified County Finance Officer and the Certified Public Administrator designations from the County Technical Assistance Service, an agency of the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service.

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Monkey Pox Information Translated for TN Dept. of Health

The Tennessee Language Center translated notices and informational documents about Monkey Pox into Spanish for the TN Department of Health. The information will be used by health departments across Tennessee.

Spring 2022 Edition of Brighter Tennessee Features TLC

You can read the Spring 2022 edition of Brighter Tennessee, UT’s Institute for Public Service magazine. It features a story about TLC’s work with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope to train new recruits with limited English proficiency.

 

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27 Complete Summer Court Interpreter Workshop

The Tennessee Language Center’s Summer Court Interpreter Workshop had 27 participants from 16 different counties and two states (TN and MS). Our students included a Metro Nashville Police Department officer who wanted to improve his interpreting skills in order to better assist the Hispanic community he serves, an Afghan refugee currently working as a Dari interpreter in community settings who wanted to expand his services to the legal field, and a polyglot African student who speaks English, Swahili, French, and Portuguese, who also wanted to take his interpreting skills to the next level. TLC’s Court Interpreter Workshop is an approved training program for court interpreters in the state of Tennessee consisting of 14 hours of training on the Tennessee court system, ethics and standards of practice, and interpreting skills.

 

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Registration is Open for Summer 2022 World Language Classes

Join us for our summer term of language classes. Register before June 27 to get 10% with our early bird discount*! Use Use code EARLYSM22.

Classes begin the week of July 11 and run 9 weeks.

* Regular summer classes only