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Scholar in Residence


patrick murphy

Patrick Murphy







Patrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Coordinator for Spanish 1103 Intensive Elementary Spanish.  He also serves as a Faculty VUceptor for the Vanderbilt Visions program.  Patrick has been teaching at Vanderbilt for 14 years and has taught at the University level for 20 years.  For a number of years Patrick has participated in various activities and events sponsored by the Center for Second Language Studies.  In the Spring of 2016, he presented for the FTT speaker series in the CSLS.  His titled presentation was “Enhancing Writing Skills, Cultural Connection, and the Classroom Experience Using Twitter”.  Patrick has emphasized the integration of technology in language learning over the past 5 years, and he continues to explore new ways to enhance student capability at the Elementary level with the use of different technologies.  For his current project with the CSLS, Patrick is developing “Foreign Language Technology Working Stations” that further the development of the current Language Panda Repository created by the staff at the CSLS this past year.  These working stations will allow students to work with different technological platforms in order to create their target language through a variety of modalities (speaking, listening, and writing software, social media, and augmented reality)

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