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  • About the Program — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    at Carthage TLEs Teach two classes of first year language per semester plus a conversation weekly course one semester each year Earn a stipend of US 5 000 for the first year plus a 500 bonus and an increase in the second year Take classes valued at 25 000 per year that may lead toward a Master s Degree in Education Receive a private room and full board food valued at 7 000 Live in a small international community with other young people from Germany France Colombia Mexico Japan and Spain Carthage requires that TLEs Have sufficient command of English to allow each one to participate in university courses and write papers in English Have a university diploma before beginning the TLE program Be interested in sharing their language and culture with young Americans Be willing to spend two years in the United States living in a small international community on campus Target Language Experts who are judged by faculty to have sufficient skills to write a master s thesis are permitted to pursue the diploma of Master of Education awarded by the College If you have questions about this program please contact Professor Edward Montanaro director of Target Language

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/about/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Apply to the TLE program — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    for applications and additional information Applicants from the University of Heidelberg should contact Elisabeth Trnka Hammel in the Akademisches Auslandsamt Applicants from the Herder Institute at the University of Leipzig should contact Frau Diana Feick in the Praktikumsbüro of the Herder Institut Applicants from Japan Please do not use the on line form Instead please email Prof Yan Wang at ywang carthage edu for Japanese TLE applications and additional information

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/apply/ (2013-06-13)
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  • TLE Voices — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    was waiting for me My teaching experience has been great and so enriching that it completely changed my life Friendship was also part of my life here I learned to love people more than I never did in my life in France And I will never forget them I will never forget my experience here The United States will always be my second home Celine Scipion Pop culture The good experience we have here may be said though it is too familiar tales that we can know the people and culture from all over the world About Japanese class and students the thing that it surprised me is many students know about Japanese pop culture Manga Music Movie etc More than me Because nowadays many students who are taking Japanese are motivated by the Japanese pop culture Hisahiro Yamada Carthage Athletics When it s good to sit and watch I am a great sports enthusiast Although I am not very athletic I get really excited when watching a game and here at Carthage there are many For me it is amazing to see how almost everybody is so involved in different sports something that is not really common in my country In Colombia soccer is the most popular sport and you can see that almost everybody is a fan but here it is different What is felt in Colombia with soccer is the case for several sports in the U S The Homecoming football game was my first football game The sport was new to me I was so lost and I imagine I was getting on John s and Rene s nerves asking them questions every minute being sure that the ball was in one place but no it was not it was on the other side of the field and although they made fun of me for that they were always willing to help me with my thousand questions I guess they were pretty good at explaining me since I can go to the games and follow the ball Many of my students are on sports teams and although they may miss class sometimes it is also a good tool to make students participate Sports and teams can be a powerful tool to make them speak in the target language as I discovered Of course showing students some interest in what they do is a good strategy to make them feel confident and open to participate in class Sports also provide an opportunity to meet new people or to share time with your friends Baseball football soccer volleyball golf water polo swimming track and field and tennis are some of the sports played at Carthage Going to these games is a very effective way to release some stress by cheering for the team seeing some new faces and having a good time in a different environment I will be at Carthage for another year during which I expect to continue enjoying all these games as much as I

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/voices/ (2013-06-13)
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  • TLE Newsletters — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    Newsletters Every year the Carthage TLEs publish an online and e mail newsletter about their experiences in the program Read articles by TLEs about their travels teaching and class work Get updates on past TLEs and Modern Language faculty TLE Express 2009 TLE Express 2008 TLE Express 2007 Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next Steps Request Information Schedule

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/newsletters/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Niu Haining — Current TLEs — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    her first trip to the U S Ms Niu hopes to improve her language skills and gain valuable teaching experience It will advance my career in the future and help me learn more about Carthage and American life she said I will have real experience living in America and can give my students more of the real America Ms Niu enjoys singing skiing and cooking Chinese food Contact her at

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/meet/niu-haining/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Lena Schrenk — Current TLEs — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    culture and to experience the American college life on a beautiful small campus as she put it Carthage is perfect for all of these goals Ms Schrenk said She continues to study English and German through a teaching degree program at the University of Heidelberg Her hobbies include running snowboarding ballet movies and literature Ms Schrenk also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends Contact her at lschrenk

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/meet/lena-schrenk/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Mathieu Chauvin — Current TLEs — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    degree His main subjects were translation and British and American civilization He s excited to meet students from the U S and other parts of the world Mr Chauvin believes the TLE program will benefit his listening and comprehension skills I would like to work in a foreign embassy later he said and I really think that Carthage is the perfect place from a cultural point of view to prepare

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/meet/mathieu-chauvin/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Risa Wada — Current TLEs — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    Office of the Provost Target Language Experts Risa Wada For Risa Wada the tutelage of Carthage professor Yan Wang was too good to pass up Prof Wang who teaches modern languages and Global Heritage will supervise the new TLE from Japan Talking with her I felt that I want to learn from her Ms Wada said Now I am here Ms Wada comes from Takaruzaka a Japanese city known for a female music theatre troupe known as the Takaruzaka Revue It s located near Japan s second largest city Osaka At Kansai Gaidai University she majored in English while also studying English and Japanese education She hopes to become a Japanese teacher either in her homeland or elsewhere in the world and sees Carthage as a huge opportunity to share her knowledge while working toward a Master of Education degree TLE experience will help me to be a teacher who can support students in their studies and to share my culture with them said Ms Wada who expressed an equally strong interest in American life Contact her at rwada carthage edu Meet the TLEs Every year Carthage welcomes a dozen Target Language Experts university graduates from all over the world

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/meet/risa-wada/ (2013-06-13)
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