Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Teaching Assistants

Karlee Appel

  • Karlee is a fourth year Linguistics major from Kelowna, British Columbia. This is her second year as a TA for LING 100, and is thrilled to be a returning member of the team. 
  • One of her hobbies is volunteering within the Queen’s community. This year she is one of the mentors for the Q-Success Peer Mentor Program, and has previously been involved in organizations such as NEWTS Orientation Week Executive Team, Queen’s University International Centre as a conversation facilitator, the Peer Support Centre, and more.
  • This fall Karlee will be applying to her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology, and has worked alongside several different speech pathologists and audiologists this summer to obtain her clinical hours and experience. 
  • She looks forward to sharing her leadership skills, passion for teaching, and love for LING 100 with everyone this fall! 

Benton Duncan

  • Benton is a fifth year student majoring in linguistics. He was born in Houston, Texas, but has also lived in Paris and, most recently, Philadelphia.
  • Benton’s passion for studying languages began while taking LLCU 110: Linguistic Diversity and Identity in his first year. Although he had planned to become a psychology major when he arrived at Queen’s, this introductory course quickly changed his mind and convinced him to pursue a degree in linguistics.
  • On top of linguistics courses, Benton enjoys taking classes on Indigenous languages, cultures and politics. He attributes that one of the most positive things to come out of his degree at Queen’s has been learning about the languages and cultures of Indigenous Peoples in Canada through courses like INUK 101, ANSH 101 and MOHK 101.
  • In his fourth year, Benton was the Vice President of the LLCU Department Student Council, helping to design and sell LLCU-themed clothing and merchandise.
  • Within the Kingston community, he volunteers as a Patient and Family Experience Advisor at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, where he works with fellow advisors and hospital staff to identify and advise on opportunities for the improvement of patient and family experience.
  • This year, Benton intends to apply to Master’s programs in Speech-Language Pathology, and he looks forward to being a TA for LING 100.

 

MacGregor Van de Ven

  • MacGregor is a fourth year linguistics student born and raised here in Kingston Ontario.
  • He started my academics in Physics at U of T, but he is very happy to have found the right program in Linguistics at Queen’s.
  • He only speaks English fluently, although he has taken classes in French, German, Mohawk and Inuktitut.
  • His passion within linguistics is syntax, and my interests outside of academics includes making and teaching traditional Scottish music.
  • This fall he plans to apply for a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology.
  • He looks forward to being a TA for LING 100 and helping to create future linguists.