DLC Staff



Karin Thomeier

Email: karint @ mun.ca
Telephone: 709-864-8585

Student Staff - Winter 2017

 Here is a list of the monitors who work here at the Digital Learning Centre! Their job is to answer any questions you might have while here at the centre, as well as conduct some of your conversation classes. Monitors are listed alphabetically. 

Alice Brun-Newhook (Spanish and French)

Email: abn152 @ mun.ca 
Studying: Linguistics (major) and Spanish (minor)
Interests: Traveling, music, language learning, eating!!

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Always stay on top of your work or you will get overwhelmed. Never use Google Translate, it's awful! Travel abroad!

Corrina Chisholm (French)

Email:cec413 @ mun.ca
Studying: French to become a teacher
Interests: Riding horses, reading, travelling

Recommendations/Advice: If possible you should definitely go on an exchange! Stay up to date with your work and come visit in the DLC if you ever need help! :)

Gaukhar Zhurykbay (Russian)

Email:gz0204 @ mun.ca
Studying: Biochemistry
Interests: Reading books and watching the Walking Dead

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Watch movies in different languages with subtitles to practice listening skills.

Jescinda Cullihall (German)

Email: jeac50 @ mun.ca 
Studying: Business and German
Interests: Traveling, hiking, tourism, movies

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Take advantage of all the resources available to you! Listen to music, watch movies with subtitles, etc. And come for help any time! Even if it's just to get some practice! "Übung macht den Meister!"

Karen Steinmetz (French)

Email:ksteinmetz @ mun.ca
Studying: Business, Marketing major
Interests: Traveling, fitness, shopping, eating

Recommendations/Advice: Explore the world, it’s the best way to practice a foreign language!

Markus Riener (German)

Email:mgr508 @ mun.ca
Studying: Geology
Interests: Snowboarding, motorcycles, outdoor activities.

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Speak speak speak. #conversationclass. Since German is often irregular, the best advice for learning it, is to confront yourself with the language as much as possible: read books, watch your tv shows and movies in German and of course go to speaking classes, hang out with native speakers or even go abroad.

Ridwaan Muhammad Choolun (French, Spanish)

Email:rc3868 @ mun.ca
Studying: International Business, French Minor
Interests: Football, Athletics, Gym

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Listen to music, watch movies in different languages, and try your best to succeed. :)


Ryan Warren (Spanish)

Email:rnw753 @ mun.ca
Studying: Chemistry
Interests: Reading, Cooking

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Duolingo, BBC Mundo

Sarah Loo (French)

Email: sslloochinmo @ mun.ca
Studying: Communication
Interests: I am passionate about planning events.

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Practice as much as you can and learn to love the language. Do not give up and persevere.

Sayi'Mone Tati Padou (French)

Email:msmtp4 @ mun.ca
Studying: Biochemistry (major) and Spanish (minor)
Interests: Cooking, CSI movies, debates, reading

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Don't miss an occasion to practice. Don't be afraid to make errors, use a good dictionary.

Yuliana Espinoza (Spanish and French)

Email: mespinozamor @ mun.ca 
Studying: Linguistics
Interests: Learning languages, reading, doing yoga, cooking

Resource Recommendations/Advice: Spanish: CNN en español, listening to music (Luis Fonsi, Sin Bandera, Fonseca). French: TV Monde (webpage), français avec Pierre (YouTube), Radio France Internationale. 


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