FLATNET is a peer tutoring program sponsored by MLL. Available assistance includes help with writing skills on all levels, from grammar to vocabulary to clarity of expression.
The faculty in French, German, and Spanish recruit Language Assistants every year from countries where the language is spoken. The successful candidates for the positions of French, German, or Spanish Assistant are usually college students in their own country at the undergraduate or graduate level, often with a specialization in English or American literature and culture. They spend one year at Kenyon, serving as "Apprentice Teachers" in our beginning and intermediate language classes, and also as cultural resources for the entire student body. They attend language tables in the dining halls, help organize film showings and social events, tutor students individually, and perform other functions as needed. They are also full-time students, but enroll in only three classes rather than the usual four so as to have enough time to attend to their duties. Kenyon has a history of success with its Language Assistant program extending back several decades. Some of them have returned to complete a Kenyon degree, and all of them have left deep impressions on the students they have helped and befriended during their time on the Hill.