Jordan Landis

Modern Languages
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Jordan Landis is a dual Spanish/French major and is earning his Teaching Licensure in World Languages. He spent a semester abroad in Spain and is making plans to study abroad in France, this summer. Currently earning a 3.929 GPA, he will graduate in August 2022 after the summer session. He is a true language aficionado, having taken coursework in his two major languages as well as in German and Italian. Jordan impresses people wherever he goes with his infallible positivity and true kindness that radiates from within. In his language classes, he has made life-long friendships through in-class partnering, extracurriculars, and special projects. His group skits are legendary! He has also proved himself to be a gifted and popular student teacher. Recently, during his student teaching experience at Springboro High School, his students surprised him by ordering and wearing matching tee shirts with an “Equipo Landis” (Team Landis) logo. During the summer months, Jordan works as an English teacher with a non-profit summer literacy program. He tutors struggling readers and ESL students to increase literacy in English. He has also volunteered as a conversation partner for international students and has worked with students in the LEAP Program at WSU. Jordan’s hobbies include writing Spanish and French poetry, learning to play the piano, watching documentaries, bowling, watching shows and films in French and Spanish, listening to Spanish and French music, and traveling. His favorite quote is from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist: “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” Jordan credits learning languages for improving his communication skills, providing career tools and teaching options, and also presenting the opportunity for world travel. He says that language study and study abroad have expanded his appreciation and knowledge of other cultures and ways of life, building empathy and compassion, which are two qualities that he values greatly. Jordan will be participating in the Ambassador Program to France, this summer. In the fall, he will be spending an academic year in Spain where he will be working in a school as Conversation Partner in a program funded by the Spanish Government. As for his future career plans, he knows that teaching is in the stars, but he has not yet decided if he’ll teach English abroad or Spanish and French here in the States.


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