Lakeland hosts summer visitors from South Korea
Academics - posted on 8/29/2007
Once again this summer, Lakeland College's English Language Institute is hosting a number of international visitors.
A group of 23 students from Ansan College in South Korea studied English language and American culture for four weeks. Their English instruction was supplemented with and variety of other activities intended to give students a deeper understanding of the life of Americans.
These activities included trips to restaurants, visits to museums and even shopping at local garage sales. In addition, the students enjoyed a wide variety of fun activities including whitewater rafting, a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game and a day at Six Flags.
This program is an important part of the ongoing relationship between Ansan College and Lakeland that gives Korean students an opportunity to learn more about Lakeland and its academic offerings.
Currently, there are a number of Korean students attending Lakeland full time who first experienced the school and the area through this short-term summer program.
In addition, the ELI organized a Global Academic Professional Development program for seven professors from the East China Institute of Technology.
While at LC, the seven members of the ECIT faculty worked with several members of Lakeland's faculty learning about and discussing issues related to pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and cultural awareness in higher education.
In addition, the LC faculty provided informed expertise to the ECIT faculty as they experienced an array of American cultural institutions first-hand. Cooperating faculty from Lakeland include representatives from Chinese and other foreign languages, ESL, education, business, and academic support.
This program enhances the ability of faculty at each institution to serve as global mentors for students. In addition, this academic exchange is expected to advance the sister schools' ongoing efforts to design an LC undergraduate program for delivery to ECIT students.
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