Korean Fulbright Exchange teachers visit Denton
Photo credit: Renee ThompsonCutline: Korean Fulbright Exchange teachers arrive at TWU. Shown are, from left: Sang Jin Yi, Hyo-jeong Bae, Mi Young Kim, Me Soon Chong, Eun Jung Na and Yoon Huh.
DENTON — Texas Woman's University is hosting four teachers from Korea who will spend two weeks in Denton as part of a secondary school training and American culture immersion program.
Eun Jung Na, Hyo-jeong Bae, Sang Jin Yi, and Me Soon Chong arrived in Denton on Feb. 3 as part of the Ninth Annual Fulbright American Studies Institute for Korean Secondary School Teachers of English. The University of North Texas also is hosting two teachers — Yoon Huh and Mi Young Kim.
The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) conducts the institute. Participants are selected from middle and high schools throughout the Republic of Korea. This is the third year that TWU has participated in the program.
The Korean teachers will give presentations to some TWU classes and interact with the university’s community Feb. 9-11 as part of the TWU Global Connections Initiative, whose theme is to “Explore the World at TWU.” For more information, visit www.twu.edu/global.
The Korean teachers also will complete two weeks of secondary school site residency at Denton High School, Ryan High School and Crownover Middle School in Denton. The two-week residency exposes the Korean teachers to a cross-section of typical middle and high school activities, under the mentorship of local teachers.
Participants will observe and participate in English as a Second Language, mainstream English, world cultures, world geography and world history classes. They also will give cultural presentations on Korea, interview local school officials, students, and their parents and take part in after-school and community activities.
Director of Media Relations
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