Daytona State foreign-language chair receives honorDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2013) - Ray Cornelius, chair of the School of World Languages and Speech at Daytona State College, has been named the 2013 College and University Instructor of the Year by Florida Foreign Language Instructors in Colleges and Universities (FFLICU), a member of the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA).

Cornelius received the award at FFLA’s annual business meeting Nov. 22, held in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention in Orlando.

In presenting the award, FFLICU President Fernando Mayoral cited Cornelius’ focus on student-centered teaching and his innovative work in online instruction.

Daytona State offers foreign language courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as American Sign Language. Students may complete eight college credits in the same language in order to meet the core requirements of the associate of arts (AA) degree, or complete up to 16 credit hours as part of an AA degree - foreign language focus. Students enrolled in Daytona State’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program also may take up to 18 credit hours of foreign language courses to satisfy the occupational/technical component of the degree requirement. Courses are available in class or online.

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