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

  • She is a third year student majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology, and I am from Kelowna, British Columbia.
  • Is absolutely thrilled to be pursuing the role as a teaching assistant for LING 100 this coming year and work with my fellow team and students. She is extremely passionate about this course and cannot wait to see what this year has in store. 
  • Although she is only fluent in English, she has studied French for 7 years, and plans on studying Inuktitut and Mohawk this coming year. 
  • Ever since moving to Ontario, she has fallen in love with the Queen’s and Kingston community. During her second year of study, she volunteered at the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) conversation group as a language consultant, where she worked with international students and engaged in conversation to practice their English and provide them with confidence to communicate with others in the community. Furthermore, she also got involved in NEWTS Orientation week and am a member of the 2019 Executive Team.
  • These experiences have encouraged her  to apply for the LING 100 TA position, as it sparked a passion for leadership and teaching in the Queen’s Community. 
  • Ever since 10th grade it has been her dream to pursue Speech Language Pathology, and she is still working towards this goal, with the hopes of having her own practice one day. 

Heidi DeWitte

  • Heidi is a fourth year student from Burlington, Ontario. She is a linguistics major and English minor.
  • Heidi loves both teaching and language, and looks forward to combining the two as a TA!
  • She has studied some French and German, and plans to study Mohawk in the coming year, but prefers to focus on the linguistics of English. Her favourite field of linguistics is sociolinguistics.
  • Next year, Heidi hopes to continue to study linguistics at a graduate level.

 

Eva Lan

  • Eva is a fourth year linguistics major from Toronto, Canada. She is so excited to join the LING 100 team this year and can't wait to share her zeal for the discipline with incoming students.
  • Eva has been involved in many extracurriculars. She's held a position of an ASUS tutor, HYPE tutor, an English Conversational Club Facilitator, and has been a volunteer swim instructor with SWAM Kingston.
  • She can speak conversational French, Cantonese and Mandarin, and has also taken courses in Latin and Italian. Languages have always been a passion of hers and she currently translates Chinese novels into English as a hobby.
  • Eva aspires to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. This past summer, she spent two weeks in Belize working with American Speech-Language Pathologists, running a communications camp for children and conducting language, hearing and oral mech screenings at a local school. She aspires to increase her fluency in Chinese and French so as to be able to provide services in those languages. She also hopes to learn ASL down the line. She is particularly interested in speech development, specifically that within the Deaf community.