Title of Program: Teaching English as a Foreign Langugage in East Asia
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Anticipated Graduation Date: Summer 2018
Description of Program: My program combines language study with the practice of teaching English as a foreign language. I will specifically be focusing on China and Korea. My goal for this program is to understand how the native speakers learn and to determine the motivations that influence this. Along with this, I believe that learning the native language of the people you are trying to teach will aid in understanding how to best help them learn English.
Departmental Emphases: EFL/ESL, Korean, Chinese
Faculty Mentor: Laurie Knox, English
Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): Immediately after graduating, I plan to teach in Korea or China to gain experience. I am open to going to graduate school during this time. After two years or so, I hope to transition into teaching EFL to North Korean refugees with an organization like Liberty in North Korea.
Other Academic Interests: Learning languages, particulary non-Indo-European languages; Anthropology; Cultural studies; English; Writing
Study Abroad: I plan to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea at Ehwa Womans University for the 2016-17 school year. Also, I will try and obtain the Critical Language Scholarship one summer to intensively study Korean.
Research Experiences or Internships: When I go to South Korea to study abroad, I hope to intern/volunteer with an organization there that helps North Korean refugees.
Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: I am involved in the Korean Student Association (President for the 2015-16 school year). Also, I am a member of Asian American Intervarsity.