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. These services are at no cost to the student.
Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are recruited in several languages. For 2018-2019, we area hosting FLTAs in Chinese and Russian. Their responsibilities include teaching independent studies; teaching practice sessions with upper-level courses; organizing cultural activities (such as workshops on cooking or calligraphy); and doing outreach, such as presenting in local schools.
The faculty in French recruit a Language Assistant every year from countries where the language is spoken. The successful candidates for the positions 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.
Students, faculty, and community members gather weekly at Peirce to share a meal and lively conversation. Community members can purchase individual meal tickets or punch cards at the entrance to the servery.
For fall 2019, the tables meet at these times (subject to change without notice):
Arabic: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
Chinese: Wednesdays 5:30-7
French: Wednesdays 6:00-7; Thursdays 12:00-1:00
German: Wednesdays 6-7
Japanese: Tuesday 12-1
Russian: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30
Spanish: Wednesdays 12-1
Most majors go abroad in their junior year to study in their target language area. Learn more about MLL recommended programs for off-campus study.
The A medio camino newspaper is intended to empower Spanish speaking voices on campus, and to motivate Spanish language learners and students interested in issues that affect the Latinx community. The published content is written solely by students and includes three main sections: news and opinion articles regarding the Hispanic population in the U.S., articles and interviews about the Kenyon and the Knox county community, and original creative writing.