It's interesting for me to keep a blog in English. I have another one in Chinese, and I usually express myself in Chinese and pictures. It is a great chance for me to practice writing and thinking in English more!
Ok! As I mentioned in class, I am from Taiwan. I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. Before coming to IUB, I studied my master degree in TESOL at University of Pennsylvania. I also started my teaching in Philadelphia while working on my study. I was teaching immigrants and refugees English in English in Nationalities Service Center about three years. In addition, I taught high-school immigrant students about one year. With my experience in teaching and learning from immigrants, I was amazed by how people communicate even without a shared language. I am very interested in second language acquisition, how people learn languages and literacies, and how to help them learn. And with this focus, I also minor in Learning Science, which is a brand new but exciting field for me to explore.