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Matt Sandefer

Matthew Sandefer completed a B.A. at Calvin College before earning his Ph.D. at Princeton, where he wrote on evil in French literature. He joined Tabor’s modern and classical languages department in 2015 as a French teacher and lives in Daggett house with his wife, Rebekah, and son, Kent. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and squash.

Recent Posts

Bienvenue a Quebec!

Posted by Matt Sandefer on Feb 9, 2018 10:15:33 AM

Over the winter long weekend, six students and two faculty chaperones took a sojourn to Quebec.  Here is an account of their adventures along with some photos to enjoy. 

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Topics: Student Life, Global Citizens

Tabor's French Cultural Exchange

Posted by Matt Sandefer on Apr 5, 2016 4:52:03 PM

There is nothing more rewarding for language students than connecting with peers across linguistic and national borders. This year, Tabor’s French 4 students had the opportunity to experience this by partnering with a class at the Institut d’éducation motrice in Couzeix, a small town in central France. We first met their instructor Madame Stenger via an online forum. At the time we both had thirteen students eager to participate. Our primary goal was to communicate with francophone students in French. Most groups mostly want to practice English, which makes finding a good match challenging. Madame Stenger’s interest was cultural. She wanted her students to learn about America in their own language. It was a great fit. 

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Topics: Tabor Academy, Cultural exchange, Academics, Global Citizens