Archive for September, 2010

Culpeper Workshop Schedule

An exciting part of my job as the Culpeper Coordinator is the opportunity to give workshops on ways we can use new technology to effectively teach language. This semester we have exciting line-up from blogging to computer games to video projects. One of the sessions will be a Culpeper student worker (Culpeper Crew) breakout session […]

Spanish Blogs: Week 2 Reflections

This semester I am teaching a Spanish 102 class. (Earlybird special at 8AM!) In my opinion, one of the more interesting and useful activities for this semester is blogging in Spanish. There are many benefits of blogging for the foreign language learner. Among these include the ability to work on all four language skills, increases […]

The Culpeper Crew Videos

As I mentioned the other day I am blessed with 20 wonderful student workers. I have decided to affectionately call them the “Culpeper Crew.” To help the Gustavus community learn more about the Culpeper workers this year, each member of the crew is doing a 2 minute video introduction to themselves. These videos might tell […]


Last Friday I tried out the new Turning Point Anywhere software and remotes with my Spanish 102 class. As the students coming into Spanish 102 have had very different experiences previous to Spanish 102 at Gustavus, I thought it important to review some of the more troublesome areas. (Some students are coming from High School, […]

Play Hiragana Piranha

We have a number of students at Gustavus who are just starting out in their Japanese learning journey, and are faced with the challenge of learning not one, not two, but three new writing systems. To help students learn Hiragana, which is usually the first of these systems to be taught, is an entertaining game […]

A New Era for Culpeper

Greetings!  My name is Jeremy Robinson and I am the new Coordinator for the Culpeper Language Learning Center.  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind as I have been preparing for and now teaching my Spanish 102 class, helping professors in the various language departments successfully use technology in their classes, planning and organizing […]