Keris Suttles, MAInstructor of Spanish and Linguistics
Unit: Modern Language and Linguistics
Location: Tigerville, SC
Teaching & Education
You will learn with me when taking courses in Introductory Linguistics, Skills-level Spanish, and Second Language Acquisition.
- B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, North Greenville University
- M.A. Spanish, University of South Carolina
My experience includes teaching at North Greenville University since 2012.
“Yo Soy de Jesus” (book translation) Written by Dr. Greg Mathis and published by Clear Word Publications
2017 – Teacher of the Year- Modern Languages and Linguistics Department
As a college student at NGU I had the opportunity to take many mission trips and study abroad in Latin America. Due to language and cultural barriers, I witnessed many missionaries limited in their abilities to effectively communicate the gospel. During those trips I saw how language and culture could be used as tools for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. I began to feel a call on my heart to teach and empower others to be more effective communicators. Looking back, I can see how God used those trips and my time at North Greenville to shape my desires for the future.
Favorite Course to Teach:
My two favorite courses to teach at NGU are Introduction to Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. With the Introduction-level course we examine the complexity of human language. We learn about the differences between human/non-human communication and every semester I am amazed anew by our loving Creator and His design for us. In SLA we go into depth about the best practices of teaching a second language. We also examine what it truly means to be a Christ-like servant in a cross-cultural environment.
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