People

Claire Frances

Claire Frances

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Director, Center for Language and Culture Learning
Instructional Services Director
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Claire holds a Master's degree in French Literature. She taught writing and French for many years before becoming the Director of the CLCL in 2019. Her interests include learning space design, instructional technologies, and peer education. She is working on developing opportunities for teaching and learning language and culture through cooking as well as incorporating the Global Seal of Biliteracy to help students earn a credential for their language learning. She oversees the Directed Independent Language Study (DiLS) program, the Spanish Speaking and Writing Center, and the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program. She's the President-elect of the Midwest Association of Language Learning and Technology (MWALLT).
Braeden Jones

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Title/Position
Instructional Services Coordinator
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Braeden has a PhD in Colonial Spanish American Literature and Comics Studies. Braeden is jointly appointed in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and uses unconventional items (e.g. comics, games, etc.) in the classroom to foster language growth, peer interactivity, and fun, as well as using virtual and extended reality to immerse students in learning experiences.