Language Commons

Spaces and Resources for Language Learning


Fitzgerald Hope Fitzgerald manages the Language Commons and its on-grounds spaces. As an instructional designer, she also consults with world language instructors in developing and implementing new approaches to language instruction. Prior to joining Learning Design & Technology, Hope was the Assistant Director of the Middlebury College School in Jordan. She has served as an Arabic language lecturer at several US and international universities, and holds MA degrees in Foreign Language Education and Geography.
Samuels Keith Samuels is the Language Lab Coordinator. As the Lab Coordinator he works with instructors to schedule, train, assist, support, and prepare for all activities that take place in the language lab. Prior to joining Language Design & Technology, Keith worked in IT for Re:discovery Software and spent two years working for ITS in Classroom Support at UVa. Keith has over 20 years of experience teaching and training adults and students in various forms of technology and music. Keith graduated from James Madison University and holds a Bachelor of Music degree.
Language Lab Assistants
Taylor Taylor Shuford is a third year student studying Ecomonics and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Outside of the lab, he plays on UVa’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team, volunteers through Madison House, and works as a research assistant at the JADE Lab.
Language Commons Assistants
Julia Julia Harris, 4th year. Languages: English, German, Hebrew
Sharvani Mehta Sharvani Mehta, 4th year. Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, French, Arabic
Michelle Michelle Miles, 4th year. Languages: English, German
Moscovich Tammy Moscovich, 2nd year. Languages: English, Spanish
Joy Shi, 2nd year. Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
Tessa Short Tessa Short, 4th year BA/Curry MT program. Languages: English, Japanese