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Splash Biography

LATHAN LIOU, Pomona College junior

Major: Molecular Biology

College/Employer: Claremont Colleges

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi there! I'm a junior majoring in Molecular Biology with an interest in public health and statistics. I was recently accepted into medical school. I am one of the directors of Refresh Bolivia, a 501(c)3 and I love learning languages.

Past Classes

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X246: How to Become Fluent in Spanish in Splash Spring 2018 (Feb. 24, 2018)
Tired of not being able to communicate effectively in the language you want even after so many years in the classroom? Are you tired of the reading/writing emphasis in your language classes at school? This course will give you the resources and the tools to become fluent in Spanish. If you're interested in learning another language, what I'll teach you is COMPLETELY transferable!

X197: How to Learn a Language in 1 Hour in Splash Spring 2017 (Feb. 25, 2017)
Are you currently taking a language class? Do you find that you still can’t speak the language or carry on a conversation without lots of “uhhs” and “ahhs” even though you’ve been studying the language? If you want to learn how to speak another language fluently, then this is the class for you! This will not be so much AP/IB-specific prep as it will be general language acquisition techniques. My belief is that speaking and comprehension should be taught before reading and writing because more often than not, speaking is far more useful than writing essays. However, school systems across America teach it the opposite way: reading and writing first. I believe this is incorrect, and I will teach you the key to understanding how to learn a language effectively. In this class, I will be going over a systematic approach to learning how to build your language knowledge. If you’re taking French/Spanish, then this class will hopefully provide the tools to be able to speak fluently. If you want to learn a new language, then this class will provide the strategy to do so!