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Supplemental Instruction for Beginners Language Classes

Submitted by darmstro on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 3:36pm

Free, weekly peer-group study sessions for first year language students

Strengthen your language skills through the Supplemental Instruction for Beginners’ Language Classes

How do you learn a second language?

Typically, after you’ve learned the language’s basic grammar, and internalized 1,500 – 2,000 of its most frequently-used words, you will reach a point when everything “clicks into place.” Once that happens, you will be able to read and write, speak, and understand the language, and you’ll be able to improve your own proficiency outside the classroom.

Intimidated? Don’t be!

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures offers free weekly study sessions for students in first-year language classes in Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese and Russian.

Your Student Group Leader will facilitate group activities that will help you process course content and build good study strategies. You can attend regularly or drop in when you think it will benefit you the most.

Study groups will help you get to know your classmates better, and will help you succeed in language learning as a team.

Plan to attend these helpful sessions A new schedule will be posted within the first few weeks of the new term.

A project funded by a Quality Money Grant (2015-2019)
 


 
 
 

Submitted by fapisico on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 2:09pm

Click on the specific language drop down menus below to read a short bio, and/or see the session schedule for each student group leader (Winter 2019).

Student Group Leaders


Arabic SGL:

Marina Wanis         


Chinese SGL:

Xi Zhang


German SGL:

Sammy Yung


Japanese SGL:

Bansari Patel


Russian SGL:

Madeline Spronken

Arabic

Name: Marina Wanis

Year of Program: Third Year

Future Goals: Become an Exercise Physiologist


How you see your role as an SGL
: Help students learn the language in a fun environment and build ways for learning successfully

How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience: I see SGL sessions an opportunity to work as group in developing new study techniques, and improving group work collaboration, and in a way this sets the perfect environment where we share these are techniques and practice the language, so we can make use of it in the real world.

My SGL sessions this semester will run on these days and at these locations:
 
Session Schedule - January, 2019 - April, 2019:

Mondays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (CHD 419)
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (CHD 419)
Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:00 am (CHD 419)

Chinese

Name: Xi Zhang (AMANDA)

Major/Minor Program: Bachelor of Science-Statistics

Year of Program: Third year

Future Goals: Fluency in Mandarin

How you see your role as SGL: I would wish to be an assistant to students to satisfy their academic needs in Chinese, by providing the students my experience in Chinese language and literature

How you feel this may benefit you and other students in your academic experience(s): It was the perfect opportunity to practice my communicating skills while contribute my enthusiasm of Chinese literature. To create a relaxing experience to other students where they can develop their Chinese skills with the exploration of their interest in Chinese language.

My SGL sessions this semester will run on these days and at these locations:
 
Session Schedule - January, 2019 - April, 2019:

Mondays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CHD 419)
* Monday, April 1st - session is in CHE 212
 
Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm (CHC 309)
Fridays: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (CHC 309)

German

Name: Sammy Yung

Major/Minor Program: Biology and German Studies

Year of Program: 4th 

 
Future Goals:
I’m not sure yet, but I want to be able to communicate with many people.

How you see your role as SGL: I am a peer who could help others appreciate and learn another language.

How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s): Getting as much practice as possible when learning languages helps a lot. I hope that by helping other students learn German, I can also improve my skills in German.

My SGL sessions this semester will run on these days and at these locations:
 
Session Schedule - January, 2019 - April, 2019:

Mondays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CHD 428) - no food or drink allowed in this room
Tuesdays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm (CHD 419)
Fridays: 1:00 - 2:00 pm (CHD 419)

Japanese

Name: Bansari Patel

Major/Minor Program: BA Linguistics and Language, with a Japanese concentration

Year of Program: 4th Year

Future Goals: I wish to hopefully work or do graduate school in Japan, or any other foreign country.

How you see your role as SGL: I wish to provide a casual yet engaging and supportive environment for students to come and develop their Japanese skills with each other. As someone who understands the joys and struggles of learning Japanese, I want to be able to share techniques I have developed with students and hopefully become someone who is approachable.

How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s): I believe learning a language requires going beyond the classroom by practicing regularly on your own time. These supplementary learning sessions will be a great opportunity to come and practice with fellow students while engaging in fun and collaborative activities, as well as developing new study techniques and figuring out what works for you best. This will also be a great opportunity for me to practice my own Japanese and learn new ways to approach studying from fellow learners of the language.

My SGL sessions this semester will run on these days and at these locations:
 
Session Schedule - January, 2019 - April, 2019:

Mondays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm (CHD 420)
Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CHC 309)
Thursdays: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (CHD 419)

Russian

Name: Madeline Spronken

Major/Minor Program: Double major in Biological Sciences and Russian.  

Year of Program: Fifth year of biology and third year of Russian.  

 
Future Goals:
My future goal is to get a job that I love. Hopefully my future job in in the field of medicine, pharmacy or dentistry. 

How you see your role as SGL: I see it as a collaboration between students with previous knowledge of the course and students that are just learning. This is a great way to show how we succeeded .

How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experiences: The SGL role allows me to review important concepts while aiding people reinforce the knowledge that they learned in class.

My SGL sessions this semester will run on these days and at these locations:
 
Session Schedule - January, 2019 - April, 2019:

Mondays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CHD 420)
Tuesdays: 1:00 - 2:00 pm (CHC 309)
Fridays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm (CHD 420)