Three English teachers from China are spending a month at Wright State to see how English is taught as a second language by the university.
The teachers, who are from Dalian Jiaotong University in Dalian, China, arrived at Wright State on Jan. 21. Dalian Jiaotong is one of Wright State’s partner universities.
“They want to see how we teach English as a second language and how we train teachers to be instructors of language learners,” said Chris Hall, Ph.D., associate professor of English.
The Chinese teachers are from Dalian Jiaotong’s Department of Foreign Languages. They are Li Cong and Baomin Han, both lecturers; and Guirong Tian, an associate professor.
Hall said the Chinese teachers will sit in on Wright State classes, take part in campus activities, and take trips to Columbus, Cincinnati and possibly Chicago and New York.
“What we want to do is start a dialogue with English teachers at one of our major partner universities,” Hall said.
He hopes it will result in opportunities for Wright State faculty to conduct workshops for teachers at Dalian Jiaotong University.
A reception for the Chinese teachers to introduce them to faculty, students and others will be held Feb. 2, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the atrium of Millett Hall.