Meet the Fulbright Teaching Assistants and visiting instructor from the World Languages and Cultures Department. They are sharing knowledge of their native languages and cultures with the community. Read below to find out more, including their teaching assistant hours.
“Hola! My name is P. Magalí Ferrer and I am the Argentinian Fulbright Teaching Assistant for the academic year of 2022/23. Therefore, I will be teaching Spanish. I am from San Rafael, Mendoza, a city located in the western central part of Argentina. It is home to the highest mountain in America (Mount Aconcagua) and it is also the center of the Argentinian wine industry, which is recognized worldwide. I earned a BA in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language and I am currently working on a Specialization in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language, as well as on a postgraduate degree in TEFL. Apart from teaching, I absolutely love meeting new people and learning about their languages and cultures. Besides, I enjoy hanging out with friends, walking, getting to know new places, among other things. Finally, I am really excited about being part of the Scranton community, and I hope to meet many of you while I am here!”
Professor Ferrer will be teaching Spanish, and her teaching assistant hours are on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Hallo! My name is Celine Victoria Seeger and I will be this year’s German Fulbright FLTA. This fall, I will be teaching the beginner and elementary German courses. I am from the south of Germany and am currently pursuing my Master’s program at University of Scranton in Education with English and history as my majors. I am a big fan of literature and spend a good deal of my free time reading; but I am also a lover of the outdoors and love hiking and running. I am originally from the northern Black Forest, so in summer I go for a couple of hikes there, it’s the most beautiful place! Furthermore, I like traveling and getting to know new cultures a lot and lived in Australia for half a year and taught German at a community school in the southeast of Ireland. I am very much looking forward to getting to know you, taking some classes in American history here in Scranton and sharing my language and culture with you! If you have any questions about me or my German language courses, please reach out and do not hesitate to contact me!”
Professor Seeger will be teaching German and her teaching assistant hours are on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30.p.m.
“My name is Badoor Albuloushi. I’ll be teaching Arabic this year. I was born in Kuwait. I studied teaching English as a second language at Kuwait University. I have my master’s and Ph.D. in Special Education, Gifted Education at Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain. I am the head of the English department at Al Rajaa School for Girls, Special Education. I taught English as a second language to primary school, middle school, high school up to university level. I also taught American sign language to Arabic deaf and hard of hearing students for four years. In my free time I love to paint in my art studio, visit the art gallery, or hang out with friends. I love teaching and I enjoy it. I am really excited to teach Arabic this year.”
Dr. Albuloushi will be teaching Arabic and her teaching assistant hours are on Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
“Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Audrey, and I am the French Fulbright Teaching Assistant for the academic year 2022-2023. I come from the North of France near the city of Lille, and have always lived there. I studied foreign languages – namely English and Mandarin, business, and political science. I love traveling and meeting people from all around the world. I went on a student exchange to Taiwan before for a semester and loved it, so I am really looking forward to spending this year in Scranton and to discovering more about American culture! I love discovering new languages as I find it so rewarding, and I hope I can help you all feel that rewarding feeling with the French language. Hoping to meet you soon!”
Professor LeCerf will be teaching French and her teaching assistant hours are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“大家好！My name is Chiang Yun. You can just call me Yun, or my English name, Lily. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. You may not know where Taiwan is. Taiwan is a little island between China and Japan. Taiwan is a multicultural island. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, with a lot of delicious food and motorcycles. Have you tried bubble tea and hot pot? Try it and you will love it! I graduated from Zhong Yuan University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as second language. After graduation, I taught at an international Chinese school in Korea for six years, so I can speak Korean and I also like watching Korean dramas. While I was working, I went to the National Taiwan Normal University to gain my master’s degree in teaching Chinese as second language. It was hard work, but worth it. I like Chinese since it’s a beautiful language with a lot of culture and history. I also like to experience different cultures. I am honored to teach in Scranton. I wish to bring my knowledge to the students because I believe (教学相长) students can learn from me and I can learn from them too.”
Professor Chiang is a visiting instructor and will be teaching Mandarin here at the University.
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