My family and I moved to Tennessee last August from Ohio. I don’t usually advertise this fact, but on one particular morning, I happened to put on an Ohio shirt before heading off to work.
Recently, a Career Coach from Vanderbilt University Career Center, Danielle Bolling, had contacted me about how Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Language Center might work together. We set our meeting for Friday, May 31st, but little did we know…
The day of our meeting arrived, the same day that I threw on my Ohio shirt, and coincidentally, the same day that Ohio State would play Vanderbilt in the NCAA baseball tournament. During our meeting, Danielle wanted to know about the services we offer at TLC in order to pass the word on to the students she advises.
I told her about our world language and English classes as well as proficiency exams for those learning a language. We offer Teaching English as a Second Language and Language Instructor Fellowship programs for those interested in teaching a language, and our Interpretation and Translation Services assist those needing documents or services in a secondary language. We also offer training to become a court or medical interpreter in addition to our corporate offerings.
Throughout our meeting, Danielle thought of several other connections at Vanderbilt and opportunities to incorporate TLC and its services when advising students, especially those pursuing a World Language degree.
Unlike the baseball game, Vandy did NOT beat OSU that day; the two decided to work together!
That’s all for now. And remember, an accent is a sign of bravery.