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2015-16 Language Teaching Assistants

Alba González-Elipe Gómez del Pulgar, is a native of Spain. She completed degrees in child psychology and elementary education and holds a masters from the University of Alicante, in teaching Spanish and English as a foreign language. Having worked with youth in England and Poland, she’s excited to assist Linfield students in their acquisition of Spanish and to help those returning from study abroad enrich their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. She will support us in the classroom as needed, leading Spanish conversation groups, including the Spanish table meetings at Dillin, organizing activities for the Spanish club and partaking in international events on campus. Alongside, her work as a language assistant, she will be taking classes in the English Language and Culture Program.

Clement Hossaert
is beginning a one-year Fulbright scholarship at Linfield College both as a student in American Civilization and as a French assistant to improve his understanding of American culture and people. He is from the North of France and is a film enthusiast with interests from Shakespeare to sci-fi, from practical drama to hyperreality. He is working on a master’s thesis about the connections to be found between 19th century French writer Gustave Flaubert and 20th century American film directors Joel and Ethan Coen. As a foreign language teaching assistant, he will share his culture and interest in the French language with his fellow students.

Nozomi Imai, the Japanese language assistant for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, hails from Tokyo, Japan. She graduated with a degree in English Communication from Tokyo Kasei University in 2015. She also studied at University of Newcastle, Australia as an exchange student in her final year at college. She completed ALLEX teaching program in 2015 and will be teaching both elementary and advanced Japanese at Linfield. Also, Nozomi will help organize Japanese table meetings and all sorts of language events as she pursues a degree in International Relations.

Mathias Steinlechner, Linfield’s German Fulbright assistant, is from Dornbirn, Austria. He studied English and History at the University of Innsbruck, where he is working on his thesis about the influence of US soft power on Austrian culture, which he wishes to complete after his interim year at Linfield. In conjunction with that study, Mathias spent a semester in Birmingham, UK. He loves a good read, and also delights in skiing, hiking, cycling, and playing his clarinet when no one else is around. This is his first long-term stay in the United States, although he has travelled quite a bit to other countries.