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TWU To Host Two Korean English Teachers

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TWU To Host Two Korean English Teachers

1/13/03


DENTON — Texas Woman's University will host two of 32 teachers from Korea who will spend seven weeks in Texas as part of a secondary school training and American culture immersion program.

The teachers arrived in Austin on Jan. 4 for the Second Annual Fulbright American Studies Institute for Korean Secondary School Teachers of English. The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) conducts the institute, and TWU is one of 32 universities that have partnered with TIEC for this year's program.

Institute participants, ranging in age from 25 to 50, were selected from middle and high schools throughout the Republic of Korea.

During their stay, they will participate in five weeks of coursework in Austin and two weeks of secondary school site residency in public school districts across the state. The two teachers TWU is hosting — Yeon Shim "Erika" Kang and Kyungmin "Nana" Lee — will arrive on Feb. 4 in Denton and do their two-week residency at Calhoun Middle School.

The two-week residency will expose institute participants to a cross-section of typical middle-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 will also give cultural presentations on Korea, interview local school officials, students, and their parents and take part in after-school and community activities.

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For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu