Entries by Missy Pankake

Spring 2022 TESL Students Graduate

TLC held graduation for its Spring 2022 Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) students on Saturday, May 14. Five students completed the certification preparation course, and one has begun teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for TLC.

TLC Working with Afghan Refugees in Middle TN

TLC Partner Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, has welcomed 332 Afghan refugees to Middle Tennessee. The Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE), another TLC partner, has settled over 200 Afghan refugees and is expecting up to 100 more. These refugees were displaced by the largest evacuation in 50 years of people from their home country to […]

TLC Participates in Educational Panel for Student Nurses on Language Access

TLC Training Specialist Richard Ponce de Leon, TLC Interpreter and MITC Instructor Nadia Crank, and TLC Interpreter Dennis Caffey recently participated in an educational panel for 20 candidates for a doctorate in nursing from Belmont University. They were joined by Dr. Elizabeth Morse, professor of nursing; Erick Hernandez Campos, nurse practitioner and student of the […]

Fifth Cohort of ‘Spanish for Educators’ Starts 10-Week Program

The fifth “Spanish for Educator’s 10-week course began on April 4 with 13 participants. The group are all Metro Nashville Public School teachers from either Glencliff High School or the schools that feed into Glencliff. The course was developed by TLC to help participants with little or no previous Spanish study to develop a cultural […]

TLC Participates in Panel on Language Access for Trauma Survivors

Erika Burnett, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Communication Instructor, represented the Tennessee Language Center at the Metro Nashville Office of Family Safety remote and in-person panel about meaningful language access for trauma survivors. The panel addressed staff and partners of Nashville’s Family Safety  Center as well as Tennessee’s statewide family justice centers and their partners (victim […]

TLC Recognized with TNCPE Award

TLC was recognized by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence for achieving the Interest Recognition (Level 1) at the TNCPE annual conference March 23. The TLC Leadership Team completed the organizational profile using the Baldridge Excellence Framework. The Leadership Team is already working on the application process for the next level.

22 Complete Court Interpreter Workshop

22 people from 10 counties across Tennessee as well as New Mexico and South Carolina recently completed TLC’s “TN State Court Interpreter Ethics and Skills Building Workshop.” Languages represented included French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.

Two TLC Teachers Nominated for Adult Educator of the Year

Lorie Adams, one of TLC’s ESL teachers and TESL trainers, and Diane Thomas, one of TLC’s ESL teachers, were nominated for Adult Educator of the Year by Adult Literacy at the Nashville Public Library. Lorie has taught Beginning to Advanced level ESL classes at TLC since 2014. She is also an instructor in TLC’s Teaching […]

Granbery Elementary Hiring Bilingual Office Staff Position

School Office Position OPEN at Granbery Elementary. Granbery Elementary is located in the Nippers Corner area of Nashville. We are looking for a bilingual candidate who speaks Spanish, and who can perform school office duties. Please call Gail Mondelli if interested or questions, 615-333-5112 or cell 615-969-6399.