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Nathalie Dieu-Porter

Academic Director

Todd Hughes

Director of Instructional Technologies

Feli Tigabu

Assistant Director of Instructional Technologies

Jessica Greenfield

Scholar in Residence

Oliver Knabe

Program Assistant

Graduate Student Affiliates

Faculty Affiliates








The Center for Second Language Studies(CSLS) supports the language programs at Vanderbilt by providing a space for students and teachers to gather and use their target languages as well as to explore the use of various technologies that enhance teaching and learning. We host professional development presentations (Fridays at Three Thirty) and also offer ongoing training in the use of various technologies for developing second language proficiency and intercultural awareness. The Affiliated Faculty participate actively in professional development for faculty and graduate students. Our Digital Initiative in World Literatures and Cultures offers the greater Vanderbilt community the opportunity to explore ways to use technology in teaching scholarly texts.  Each year CSLS names a Scholar in Residence who works on a specific project related to second language development. In addition, CSLS identifies Graduate Student Affiliates who work on projects related to second language learning and teaching.

We are located at Furman Hall, Room 001
Phone: (32)2-2818

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