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Spotlight: Ethan Beaudoin

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Ethan Beaudoin in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Beaudoin in Wadi Rum, Jordan

“Tell me what you understand so far about…” is something--a tutoring strategy--you often hear from September 2014’s CSLC Spotlight, Ethan Beaudoin. A Notre Dame senior from Ballston Spa, New York double-majoring in Arabic and Political Science and minoring in Peace Studies, Beaudoin is a very skilled CSLC Arabic Language Peer Tutor. As I chatted with Beaudoin, some interesting themes emerged in our conversation: broad exploration, deep engagement, and a developing sense of the self- and other-examined life.…

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2014-2015 Language Tables

Author: Denise Ayo

These "roundtable" discussions are an opportunity for individual language programs to regularly bring their students (and invited guests) together within a more comfortable social context in order to practice oral language proficiency and build community through conversation, culturally meaningful activities and good humor. Although each language program develops its own language table cultures, most groups feature faculty and graduate students as conversation leaders and incorporate conversation themes and semi-structured activities alongside refreshments.…

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