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WCU Spanish Professor Named Program Director of Southern Conference of Language Teaching

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 26, 2013 - Yohanna Jiménez, adjunct professor of Spanish at William Carey University and former Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) president, has been named program director for the Southern Conference of Language Teaching (SCOLT) Executive Board. SCOLT is an organization that strives to advance the study of foreign languages and their literatures and cultures at all levels of instruction through conferences, workshops, research and information publications, scholarships, and networking opportunities.

In addition to obtaining her position on the board, Jiménez will also represent Mississippi at the 2014 SCOLT Conference in Memphis, Tenn., March 13-15. Nolvia Ventura, Spanish teacher at Presbyterian Christian High School, will join Jiménez at the SCOLT Conference to present “Creative Ways to Learn a Foreign Language,” which won the two instructors “Best in Mississippi” at the 2012 MFLA Conference.
Jiménez was also appointed in 2012 as Mississippi Representative for the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL).

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Pictured is Yohanna Jiménez, adjunct professor of Spanish at William Carey University, who was recently named program director for the Southern Conference of Language Teaching (SCOLT) Executive Board. She will represent Mississippi, along with Presbyterian Christian High School Spanish teacher Nolvia Ventura, at the 2014 SCOLT Conference in Memphis, Tenn., March 13-15.