Rhonda Thompson, M.A.
- Draughon 225
- (731) 989-6783
About Señora Thompson
She is an instructor of Spanish and one of the sponsors of the International Students' Club (P.A.N.G.E.A.). She is also the proud mother of Chad and Cody, and the grateful grandmother to their precious kids!
- B.A., International Studies with emphasis in Spanish, Auburn University - Montgomery, 2001.
- Graduate studies in Spanish at University of Memphis.
- M.A., Intercultural Studies with emphasis in Spanish, Union University, 2009.
- Monday - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
- Tuesday - 8:00am - 8:30am; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
- Wednesday - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
- Thursday - 8:00am - 8:30am; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
- Friday - 11:30am - ??pm
- Intermediate Spanish 1
MWF - 8:30am-9:20am
- Intermediate Spanish 2
MWF - 9:30am-10:20am
- Elementary Spanish 1
MTWR - 11:30am-12:20pm
- Elementary Spanish 1
MTWR - 12:30pm-1:20pm
- Latin American Lit 2
TR - 9:00am-10:20am
As a Spanish teacher, Rhonda hopes to instill in her students a love for the Spanish language and all the cultures of which it is an essential part. With new insights into other cultures, she hopes to raise awareness of opportunities to teach the Gospel to Spanish speakers in the U.S. as well as in other countries. She enjoys traveling in Spanish-speaking countries and learning more about their histories and cultures firsthand. Rhonda has worked on numerous evangelistic and medical campaigns in the U.S. as well as Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Paraguay. She has gone to Spain twice with FHU students as part of the Spanish Immersion Program.
Rhonda also enjoys spending time with friends and students, doing yard work, reading, sewing, teaching Bible classes, making teaching materials for Bible classes. But most of all, she treasures time spent with her two sons, their wives, and her grandchildren who bless her life immeasurably.
Rhonda loves teaching at Freed-Hardeman and is very grateful to play a small role in the lives of so many great young people. She is also very grateful for all the wonderful faculty and staff with whom she works -- all of whom make her life and her job a joy!
Rhonda has spent more than 25 years developing a 4-year Bible school curriculum called "Exploring God's Word." With the help of the men at Apologetics Press, the curriculum (for 2-year-olds through 4th graders) is now offered to the public, for free, on the website of Apologetics Press (www.apcurriculum.com). Rhonda is currently in the process of translating the curriculum into Spanish.
M.A. in Intercultural Studies, with an emphasis in Spanish
2009, Union University, Jackson, TN
Graduate studies in Spanish, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
B.A. in International Studies, with an emphasis in Spanish
2001, Auburn University - Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
2006-Present, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
Courses Taught: Elementary Spanish I and II, Intermediate Spanish I and II, Spanish Conversation, Latin American Women in Literature and Culture, Latin American Literature II, Peninsular Culture and Civilization, Peninsular Literature II
Master's work (done in U.S. and Mexico): The Struggle for Freedom of Expression in Mexico2009, Union University, Jackson, TN
Member of Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association