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Jim Hamrick


What do you enjoy most about working at ELI?

At ELI I am able to work with a wonderful group of teachers who are focused on helping students learn.

What advice do you give to new ELI students?

Language is a social activity, so be sure to build friendships with other students so that you can practice language.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

UT Gardens

What is something you love about Knoxville?

I love being close to the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Mountains.

What are a few of your favorite books?

My favorite books are Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities and Lewis’s Mere Christianity.

What are some TV shows you enjoy?

I like to watch baseball games.


PhD, Higher Education

MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

BA, English

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