LLChat

LLChat

LLChat is the Language Learning Center’s Podcast on issues related to world languages and cultures from the perspective of students, faculty, and community members. We come to you from the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Music: "Marigolds" by Kishi Bashi. Permissions granted courtesy of Kaoru Ishibashi.

Episodes

April 16, 2024 28 mins

We welcome Kimberly Mckinnis to our series on Virtual Reality for World Languages and Cultures Using ImmerseMe where she will share her experiences on emerging technologies to learn French. Professor McKinnis is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Art at Old Dominion University and Lake Taylor High School, as well as a member of the glass studio team at the Chrysler Museum of Art. She holds an M.F.A. in Art (Exhibition D...

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We continue our LLChat podcast series on TalkAbroad and an interview with Professor Warren Warsaw. He is an Adjunct Instructor of French in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Old Dominion University and is the World Languages Department Chairman at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia.

Our appreciation to Ayat Yousef for hosting this episode with Mr. Warsaw.



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Welcome to LLChat! It is a pleasure to return to our popular series on TalkAbroad and e-Portfolios with our guest, Travis Wiggins. Travis studied Game Design at Old Dominion University with a minor in Japanese. He has had a love of the Japanese culture since childhood.

This interview was recorded during the fall 2023 semester. Our thanks to Ayat Yousef for her hosting talents. 

 

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Welcome to LLChat's new series, Hispanic Poets and Writers! Our special guest for this first episode is Enid López Reed. She is the author of Kachi (2023), Cuentos de mi tierra: Puerto Rico (2022), El sueño de un marino (2022), and Borikén - 1493 (2022). 

Maria Gomez from Old Dominion University's Department of World Languages is our host. This interview is in Spanish.  

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We are joined today by our special guest, Dr. Michel Audette, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University. Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Audette earned his Bachelor's degree in Engineering at McGill University, Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the École Polytechnique and, later, his Ph. D in Biomedical Engineering at McGill University in Montréal. In...

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We are delighted to interview Dr. Jay Walker, Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Old Dominion University, where his fields of interest are Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, and the Economics of Education. Dr. Walker received his B.S. in Economics and Finance from Arkansas Tech University and a MBA from the University of Mississippi. He worked professionally as an analyst in the insurance and r...

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We are delighted to kick off our new season of LLChat with our series, French Musicians, Composers, and Discoveries. Our guest, Renée Anne Louprette, is an internationally renowned organist associated with distinguished music programs in New York City, the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. She is Assistant Professor of Music at Bard College. She has directed the organ program at Rutgers University, ser...

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Our interview with Joelle Ghosn, a student of French and Spanish at Old Dominion University, offers an in-depth view on how ImmerseMe and virtual reality made an impact while learning French. Jo is a senior in the Department of World Languages and Cultures and also studies ASL, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Italian, and Korean in their free time. After college, Jo plans on working in international or immigration law and living abroad. They ar...

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ODU attracts the best and brightest scholars from around the world. Their contributions as leading educators and researchers make our community increasingly globalized. ODU has a time-honored tradition of providing a diverse and welcoming community where we learn from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. International faculty are helping to make ODU a world class institution of higher education. We want to get to know ...

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It is with great enthusiasm that we kick off the New Year and our new series with the Dean of ODU's College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Laura Delbrugge! LLChat Podcast is honored to have her as our first guest to this series, ODU Faculty Speak World Languages

Dr. Delbrugge earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish from Central College in Iowa and her master's degree and doctorate in Spanish from The Pennsylvani...

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We are pleased to kick off our new series on Language Learning Apps, Tools, and Platforms with our special guest, Mr. Joe Dale! He is an independent languages consultant from the United Kingdom and an internationally recognized expert on technology and language learning. He taught French for 13 years before transitioning to consulting and launched the TiLT (Technology in Language Teaching) webinar series for free on distance teachi...

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Campus Ambassador, Meagan Campbell, is a senior at ODU with a major in International Studies and a minor in Japanese. She has been studying Japanese for three years and hopes to travel abroad.  In her interview with LLChat host, Alexis Osipovs, Meagan describes her apprehension, motivation, and confidence from using such learning tools as the TalkAbroad platform and e-Portfolios to demonstrate her learning experiences.   

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In this episode, Alexis Osipovs shares her excitement in using the TalkAbroad platform. She describes her sense of accomplishment, self-reflection on her language learning process, and how this experience  enhanced her love of French. Alexis is currently a Computer Science major at the University of Virginia and minors in French. She transferred from Old Dominion University where she was employed as an Assistant in the Language Lea...

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Victoria Allen shares her "inspiring" experience using the TalkAbroad platform and e-Portfolio website as part of her Spanish studies at Old Dominion University in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. She discusses her desire to learn and work harder thanks to such tools with LLChat host, Alexis Osipovs. Victoria majors in International Studies.

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Jessica  Dooley is a senior majoring in WL&C with a concentration in French for Teacher Preparation. She shares her thoughts with LLChat host, Alexis Osipovs, on using such powerful learning tools as TalkAbroad and e-Portfolios.  

The TalkAbroad platform provides students from the Department of World Languages and Cultures with the unique opportunity to converse with native speakers from around the world. Each conversa...

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Our host, Alexis Osipovs, chats with Professor Annette Scavillo from the Department of World Languages and Cultures on her use of telecollaborative conversations using the TalkAbroad platform. She combines this powerful tool in her French and German courses with e-Portfolios and students' reflective learning processes.

The TalkAbroad platform provides students with the unique opportunity to converse with native speake...

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We are joined today by our guest, Laurence Equilbey, a leading French conductor. She is the Founder and Music Director of the Insula Orchestra. On stage, she works with the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Camerata Salzburg, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Grand Théâtre de Provence. Equilbey is Artistic Director and Director of Education at the Department for Young Singers at the Paris...

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Welcome to the kick off to our new season and series on French Musicians, Composers, and Discoveries. We are joined today by our guest, Célimène Daudet, a contemporary classical pianist. Daudet has performed in such world renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Opéra de Lyon, and the Beijing National Center for performing Arts to name a few. She has won many prestigious competitions. Our appreciation to ...

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Justin Mejia is living a fascinating life in Japan as an English teacher. In our series, Where are They Now? ODU WL&C Alumni, he explains his position as an educator for the past six years in Nagoya, Japan. Justin graduated from ODU as a History major, International Studies minor,  and studied Japanese. He earned an M.A. in English. We learn from his experiences the value of meeting new people, uncomfortable situations, the lan...

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We are celebrating World Languages Week in the Commonwealth of Virginia (November 7-13)! Join us by listening to our interview with Brigette Labastida as part of the LLChat podcast series Where are They Now? ODU World Languages and Cultures Alumni. Brigette studied Communications and Japanese at Old Dominion University. Learn more about her cultural awareness, study abroad experience, prestigious awards, and marketable skills that ...

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