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University of Tennessee
15 Years of
ESL at UTC
Always a party! Dee, our Queen of
Cakes, thoughtfully remembers
birthdays and brightens our basement.
In the heart of Atlanta, visiting CNN
is always a blast!
Photo: Jane Womack visits
ESL students in the
Computer Lab at the
University Center: Left to
right, Mindy, Annie, Chang,
Jane, Zhiming, JJ, Aziz,
The ESL Institute here at UTC has just turned 15 years old. I wanted to take
the opportunity to interview our excellent Director, Jane Womack, in order to
write this article.
Out on the town on bluesy Beale
How did ESL at UTC begin? Jane Womack started the program in 1995 after Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
she had been teaching ESL in a community college where she fell in love with
the program. She later visited the University of Texas in Arlington and saw their
ESL program and was advised to start a similar program at UTC. Jane talked to
the Provost of UTC about starting an ESL Institute and she was encouraged to
do it. Jane hired Carolyn Randle to teach with her 20 hours a week. All the
students were in the same class and studied different subjects. The ESL
Institute began with the two teachers and just a few students until it reached
where it is today. Approximately 500 students have attended the program
representing countries from all over the globe.
Fun in the mountains at
―We had students from Romania, South Korea, Thailand, and we had Simona Dollywood’s Amusement Park.
from Italy!‖ Jane remembers. ―I remember her because I picked her up at the
airport and she spoke practically no English and she had a dictionary and my
daughter was with me and we took her to Walmart.‖
Carolyn Randle: The ESL ESL Program Statistics, Fall 2010
Institute’s First Teacher
by JJ Seo
Friends, rain or shine. Carolyn and Jane
Jane and Carolyn became friends because of their
mutual love of English. So, naturally, when Jane got the
Number of Students
go-ahead to start up the ESL Institute with the proviso
that she could hire one teacher, she chose Carolyn. 10
Together they taught the program’s entire twenty hours 15
per week for the first year. Carolyn is still around, 10
teaching part-time in the afternoons. Jane says that 5
Carolyn has always said that teaching ESL at UTC is
the most fun!
New Students Returning Students
Number of Students
Carolyn and Joseph (from Korea) at Dollywood. Males Females
15 Years of ESL at UTC (continued from page 1) Countries Represented
United States, 1 Venezuela, 2 Algeria, 1
By the next summer of 1995 Jane decided to keep the Taiwan, 1 Cambodia, 1
program going year-round instead of just as a
summer program, so three levels were added.
Saudi Arabia, 6
Future plans? Jane is very hopeful to have an
International House for ESL students to get together
and for better facilities for the ESL students.
South Korea, 6
Today ESL has more than 10 teachers and the
program has reached a good level with more than 30
students each semester. Jane has kept the program Hungary, 1
productive and attractive. Field trips and activities Japan, 1
during the semester take a lot of planning and hard
work that keeps the students interested, having fun,
and yet still learning.
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An Interview with
Phil Oldham by Abdulaziz Alrasheed
Abdulaziz: Including international students?
Dr. Oldham: Including international students.
Since ESL at UTC just turned 15 years old, I thought of Abdulaziz: That is great!
interviewing the Provost of the University of Tennessee at Dr. Oldham: That is, that is true.
Chattanooga (UTC) to hear more about UTC and the Provost Abdulaziz: I represent a lot of international students
himself, as he is one of the most important people in the from the ESL program, which happens to be 15 years
university. Dr. Oldham is actually very friendly and welcoming. old this year.
My meeting with him started with an email from me with a Dr. Oldham: It’s a good program.
request to interview the Provost as my ESL project and ended Abdulaziz: It is. It’s a very good program, very good
up with my getting a lot of information about the university and teachers and an excellent director.
the kind of tasks that Provosts do.
“The real goal is to create an
environment on this campus
with a stronger appreciation for
the global community.”
Abdulaziz: So, could you describe a typical work day?
Dr. Oldham: A typical work day? I don't know if I have a
typical work day [He smiles]. Every day is a little
different and actually that is one thing I like about this
job: is it is extremely varied. I can be dealing with
everything from a problem with an individual student
and at one point to be dealing with a financial budget for
I went to visit Dr. Oldham in his office at 3:00 on Monday, the an entire college the next hour. So it could range
1st of November of 2010. He invited me to have a seat in his completely. I may be off campus working with the
office. Dr. Oldham greeted me and made me feel welcome for leaders from other hiring institutions in the state
an interview that was meant to be 10 minutes long but lasted of Tennessee on funding formula or articulation
20 minutes of his important time. I asked him if it was O.K to agreements or I may be dealing with a loan aid donor
record the interview. He did not mind. who is interested in donating funds to the university, so
it’s an extremely varied job.
Abdulaziz: How are you, Sir? Abdulaziz: How long have you been Provost of UTC?
Dr. Oldham: Doing well. Dr. Oldham: I’ve been here a little over three years now.
Abdulaziz: Would you mind introducing yourself? Prior to that I was the Dean of Art and Sciences
Dr. Oldham: Sure. My name is Phil Oldham. I am the Provost at Mississippi State University.
and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UTC. Abdulaziz: I was about to say how was UTC 15 years
Abdulaziz: That is good. What does a provost do? Dr. Oldham: I don’t know how UTC was 15 years ago.
Dr. Oldham: Gosh, a little bit of everything actually. A provost That is a good question. It was certainly smaller that it is
here at UTC is one of four vice chancellors and it is my job as today. I think it was much less developed. It did not
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to pass the offer the breadth of academic programming that it does
responsibilities of everything academic on campus. All the today and it was largely a nonresidential campus. We
schools and colleges, all the academic departments report did not have nearly the number of residence halls that
thought department heads, deans, or directors and ultimately we currently do. Now we have about 3000 students that
to me. So, everything dealing with the academic record of a live on campus. 15 years ago that number would
student, the admission, the financial aid-- all of those things. probably have been 700 or 800. Very different than 15
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Abdulaziz: How do you see UTC in less than 5 years?
Dr. Oldham: Uh, I think we will continue to grow. I think within
five years we will probably be...somewhere around 13000
students and we will hopefully have some additional graduate
programs beyond what we do today. Probably some, probably
at least more doctoral programs within five years. I think we will
be strengthening our undergraduate programs considerably and
I think we will also have strengthened our international
programs significantly within five years.
Abdulaziz: What will you do with the international programs? noun ˈprō-ˌvōst, ˈprä-vəst, ˈprō-vəst,
Dr. Oldham: I think they will be stronger in five years. especially attributive ˌprō-(ˌ)vō
Abdulaziz: Yeah, that was my next point.
Dr. Oldham: Yeah, there is a couple of pieces today, one of Definition of PROVOST
which is we need to clearly be able to attract more international
students to this campus like yourself. The percentage currently 1: the chief dignitary of a collegiate or
is relatively small. We need to think in terms of at least doubling cathedral chapter
that number--maybe tripling that number--on the campus. But 2: the chief magistrate of a Scottish burgh
we have to do that fairly strategically. So we need to bring more 3: the keeper of a prison
international students to this campus but we also need to be 4: a high-ranking university administrative
more aggressive at sending our domestic students abroad to a officer
greater standard, through study abroad programs, semester
abroad, whatever the case might be. So I think in both cases Origin of PROVOST
the real goal is to create an environment on this campus with a
stronger appreciation for the global community. I mean you Middle English, from Old English profost &
need to do both; you need to send current students out and you Anglo-French provost, from Medieval Latin
need to bring international students in. propositus, alteration of praepositus, from
Latin, one in charge, director, from past
UTC has grown rapidly in the last five to eight years. We need participle of praeponere to place at the head
to grow into this body now that we have created, and by that I First Known Use: before 12th century
mean that … for a long time, UTC was largely a nonresidential
campus, so when students are commuting to campus back and Rhymes with PROVOST
forth there is not the same level of expectation for a campus almost, at most, bedpost, compost, crown
itself as you have when students are living here seven days a roast, doorpost, endmost, foremost, French
week, twenty four hours a day. We’ve got to create that kind of toast, gatepost, glasnost, goalpost, gold
24/7 environment on this campus that students and perspective coast, Gold Coast, guidepost, headmost,
students expect from a major university so that when a student hindmost, impost, inmost, king post,
decides to take a break from studying at eleven o’clock on lamppost, midmost, milepost, outmost,
a Friday night there is something else that is going on they can outpost, pot roast, queen post, rearmost, rib
do. And that has to do a lot with the surrounding community as roast, riposte, seacoast, signpost, Slave
well. The community surrounding the campus needs to be Coast, sternmost, sternpost, topmost,
developed in a more student-friendly manner. And all this leads upcoast, upmost, utmost
to ultimately the real prize is a culture on this campus of real
spirit and, and enthusiasm and expectation for achievement
that pushes the students on to do their best work. You know
that is what I would like to see most evolved, is that level of
Abdulaziz: Could that be your goal?
Dr. Oldham: Partly, yeah. It’s bigger than me though. It’s bigger
than just academic affairs. It’s the entire campus community.
What buildings we build, where we build them and what
services we provide. You know, what kind of activities and what
kinds of places we have to open where students can get food in
the middle of the night. But I think we are moving in that
direction. I think in the next five years we will see a lot of
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Whatever happened to…
Maureen White was a graduate student,
teacher and assistant to Jane Womack
in the ESL Institute from August 2003 to
December 2006. After leaving UTC,
ESL class for
Maureen traveled to Hawaii and
Australia before finding a teaching
opportunity in Thailand. Maureen
returned to the U.S. and moved to
Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. She
now works in the Office of International
Programs at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte. She designs Majid is going to apply
programs for students and professionals for a Master’s Program
from many different countries in the in Health Administration
office of Intercultural Outreach at UTC.
Programs. Maureen enjoys living in
Charlotte and because her parents still
live in Tennessee, she visits Chattanooga
often. Orsy wants to study for
Maureen with her students
a Master’s in Business
Maggie Nowak will be graduating from Administration at UTC.
Chattanooga State this December. She
will soon be a full-fledged EMT, or
Emergency Medical Technician, riding
around in ambulances and saving lives.
If you ever have to dial 911, this is the girl Mindy is going to apply
to ask for! for Nursing School at
Khang Nguyen from Vietnam is currently Community College.
Maggie a sophomore student at UTC majoring in
Math. He studied in the ESL program for
two semesters which he describes as a
“wonderful experience.” Chang is going to apply
“Not only did I learn English, but also the for a Master’s Program
different cultures of many countries, in Computer Science,
since we had students from everywhere but he’s not sure where.
in the world. We also did a lot of field
trips which helped me to get to know
about America's history a little better.”
JJ is going to return
Khang likes listening to music and
watching movies. His advice to ESL home to her work in
students is, “Enjoy your time in ESL Korea.
because once you get to the university,
things will be a lot different.”
Su Park is attending the College of The
Chloe is going to study
Desert located in Palm Desert,
about Worship Music.
California, as a full-time student (over 12
units). His goal is to transfer to a 4-year
university in the fall of 2012. After class,
Su does homework, watches movies,
and surfs the internet. During school
breaks, he can take trips to Los Angeles By Abdulaziz Alrasheed
Su Park and the San Diego area.
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UP INTO OVER and then back
the park, the city,
I have been in Chattanooga for one year
and I really like the small town and the
university. This semester we had a trip to
Lookout Mountain on the Incline Railway
with my teachers and classmates. Before
we started our incline trip, we had lunch
together in Mr. T’s Pizza which served
wonderful pizza and salad. We all
enjoyed it very much. After that, we
crossed the street and prepared to ride
the incline. When I got into the train, I
was so excited because I imagined many ESL on the edge: ESLers enjoy the fresh mountain air while they pose for a group
shot. Below is a historic view of the river and the city.
times how the train climbed the mountain
in that gradient.
I saw a monument in the park
While the train was moving I saw the which was donated from New
trees around the railway pass by and the York after the civil war. We
houses on the foot of the mountain get walked in the park and took a lot
smaller and smaller. of photos.
After the park, we walked back
to the train and waited for our
turn to go down the mountain.
Finally, we went back to Mr. T’s
Pizza to have some ice cream.
Everybody had two choices of
flavors. The ice cream was so
good. I am pretty sure that I will
go back and order some other
In the railway car.
The Lookout Mountain Railway is ―the steepest
Some girls screamed when the train passenger railway in the world.‖ The railway
almost plumbed the earth—and that opened in 1895 to easily whisk residents and
visitors up and down the steepest part of Lookout
made the trip more exciting. Mountain.
After 10 minutes, we reached the peak of
Lookout Mountain. We went to the
balcony. The Chattanooga downtown Pizza, the incline, Point Park, and ice
was below us and we could recognize cream—what a super day we had.
some buildings like the arena and so on. It was really a wonderful trip, and we
I really liked the fresh air and beautiful enjoyed it very much. Thanks UTC!
We all scream for ice cream!
view on the top of Lookout Mountain. Thanks Jane Womack!
Then, we walked to Point Park.
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Tupelo Honey Café.
The impressive façade.
A lavish Biltmore garden.
Field Trip to Asheville, North Carolina
On the promenade.
Friends: Lina and Winnie.
The Biltmore skyline.
Our big field trip to Asheville was fantastic. It started with
the nice scenery on the road and ended with a visit to the Chloe: the photographer.
grand Biltmore Estate. Going to the Tupelo Honey Cafe
was great fun, and we got to choose what we wanted
from the menu and it was absolutely a five star
restaurant. I enjoyed the visit to the Biltmore home. We
Deer Park Restaurant.
got to see a remarkable building. I loved the basement
floor and I am still amazed that at that time they had all
those amazing tools, heating systems, ironing, etc. If I go
again, I would love to go through the house one more
time and to theTupelo Honey Cafe twice. :)
Chang: auto enthusiast.
Hotel breakfast. Glamor-girl, Mindy.
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at Jane’s House
by Zhming Li Killer instincts.
October 31st was Halloween Day in USA, and we had a Halloween
by Zhiming Li
party at Jane’s house. She invited all of the students who are studying in the
ESL institute to attend her party at 5:30 pm. It was my first time to celebrate
this festival and I was excited about it. However, I got a cold on the weekend,
so I was obliged to look at the photographs, which many had taken, to imagine
the funny party.
Everyone who was invited to join the party was requested to wear a Party guests.
costume. Jane and Anne masqueraded as witches, and they looked like the
witches who were living in an abandoned castle. They might be riding a broom
to meet you at night. And there were two guys from Saudi Arabia, one is
Majid —a handsome vampire, the other is Azeez —an “attractive” guy who has
a big buck tooth-- he was fantastic.
Mindy masqueraded as a sexy catwoman, and Annie masqueraded as an
elf. Dilnar wore her traditional clothes accompanied by her daughter, Dilnaz—
who masqueraded as a cute little witch. Tomoyo’s daughters masqueraded as Mindy and Dilnar.
a cute rabbit and an elegant witch. Dee masqueraded as a rabbit mother, but
her grandbaby, Rain, was a little “bear”.
It was an interesting mask party, and the costumes were the biggest
highlight of the party. Of course, the delicious food was an indispensable
part of the party, too. The students took some food which they prepared
themselves, and the teachers also prepared many kinds of food. And that was
what I felt the most regret about, because I couldn’t eat these foods and
couldn’t share Chinese food with my friends. Even though we didn’t eat the Handsome guy.
delicious food, we hadn’t forgotten how to make aJack-o’-lanterns. They
were made of pumpkin. Firstly, we needed to empty the pumpkin. And then,
we carved its eyes, mouth, nose, eyebrows, and possibly ears. Every Jack-o’-
lantern had a different face, depending on your imagination.
We had a really good time on Halloween Day. Thank you to our nice
teachers and thank you for the best experience of this October. It would be
a fantastic memory in our life. And I’m sorry I missed this good party.
Double, double, toil and trouble.
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This and That
by Jeongjoo Seo
At the beginning of the semester, the students of ESL have to think hard about choosing classes because
they have no solid ideas about which class is useful for them. Some students need to get a good TOEFL score to
enter a college, and other students, like me, don’t need a TOEFL score.
I chose a class, This and That, for my Wednesday afternoon class. Ms. Dee is teaching us: Annie, Tomoyo,
and me. None of us need a TOEFL score, so we wanted to learn about American culture. We asked our
teacher if we could not study in a classroom, but have an outdoor class for real experience. Teacher Dee
accepted our proposal, and she tries to find a good place for us every week. We went to several restaurants
on our lunchtime. On October 20th, I invited my friend, Kim Thomas, and her daughter, Sarah Thomas. And I
brought my daughter, Gina. Sarah and Gina are schoolmates. I could invite them because they were enjoying
the fall break. Tomoyo brought her daughters, too. And Annie invited Lina. We had a big group. We went to a
restaurant, Genghis Grille. I have already known what I should do for my lunch because Ms. Dee had brought
my daughter and me there before. We enjoyed our lunch, and I could feel learning is very important.
There is a proverb in Korea like this: Watching one time is better than listening one hundred times, and
experiencing one time is better than watching one hundred times. Annie, Tomoyo, and I learned many things
about seating, food, and how to order in a restaurant through this class. I deeply appreciate Ms. Dee to give us
the working knowledge.
After Graduation by Majid Monif
I like the concept of changing. I think each new experience can help me to live a better life. I can't imagine leaving my hometown forever,
but I may stay gone for a long time
Many things In my hometown make me want to stay in it. First, my family, especially my parents, because they will support and help me at
any time . For instance, once I wanted to open a coffee shop. My father gave me very helpful advice about the location. Secondly, in
business I know what people do and do not like. For example, I would know not to open a suit store because it's not usual to wear a suit in
my home town. Lastly, I know the laws of my home town. I don't need to be careful about my life style.
In regards to living away from my hometown, there are many benefits that I can gain. I'm going to focus on my job. Nothing will distract me
such as my family. In business, I'll have unique ideas and also a different vision. I could open a restaurant for my traditional food because
no one here serves it. I have more freedom than in my home town. I can be creative without caring about the community. If I do something
wrong, the people will excuse me because I'm a foreigner.
I have to be realistic on whether or not I would like to stay in my hometown after graduation. I think trying new experiences from a different
place is very important to help me become more mature. When I think that I'm ready to make a family, my home town is my choice. At this
moment, I'm not ready for the family so I'm enjoying the freedom of living away from home.
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2010 Annie Huang
Do you byknow about the Expo? The first World Exposition
was in London Huang which marked the coming
Annie in 1851,
Industrial Revolution. Expo 2010 was held in Shanghai,
the most prosperous international metropolis in China,
from May 1–October 31, 2010. It was a good opportunity
for China to show its achievements in the fields of social
construction, science and technology, economy and
culture. The Expo also provided exhibitors all over the
world with a large-scale platform from which to
communicate their successful experiences and
The site of Expo 2010 is located between the Nanpu
Bridge and Lupu Bridge, in the waterfront area on both
sides of the Huangpu River. It covers an area of about
5.28 square kilometers. The main constructions are :
National Pavilion; Theme Pavilions; China Pavilions;
Expo Center; Performance Center; Corporate Pavilions;
Urban Best Practice Area; World Expo museum and
Expo Axis. By the end of the Expo, over 73 million
people had visited, a record attendance and 250
countries and international organizations had
On October 16, 2010, the expo set a single-day
record of having over 1.03 million visitors enter the
exhibition that day. This is the first Expo held by a
developing country, and that it took place under
the shadow of the international financial crisis.
Jean Pierre Lafon, the President of the
International Exhibitions Bureau, the organization
that oversees the world expos, called he Shanghai
Expo a complete success. He delighted the
audience at the closing ceremony by making his
comments in Chinese. Lafon says the Expo is also
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Call me! Text me!
Name E-Mail Address Number
Julian Cardona firstname.lastname@example.org 423-413-6295
Viviana Carvajal email@example.com 404-421-9350
Gabriele Mesquita firstname.lastname@example.org 423-760-0215
Q (Kyu Hwan) Kim email@example.com 423-994-8141
Hesham Aldosari firstname.lastname@example.org 202-615-2340
Rayan Basamih email@example.com 731-335-0108
Laura Kang firstname.lastname@example.org 423-903-0677
Kiran Park (Chloe) email@example.com 678-231-1861
Abdulrahman Alghunaiman firstname.lastname@example.org 202-701-8007
Lina Lin email@example.com 917-535-5332
Karim Tebbache firstname.lastname@example.org 423-355-1451
Charles Jeong email@example.com 423-902-2460
Orsolya Sari (Orsy) firstname.lastname@example.org 423-255-3652
Wei-Yu Lu email@example.com 626-253-6980
Dilnar Kurban firstname.lastname@example.org 423-582-1068
Abdulmajid Almonif email@example.com 731-332-2408
Randy Peng firstname.lastname@example.org 562-243-6818
Basil Alfouzan email@example.com 423-987-2567
Marilena Crow firstname.lastname@example.org 404-626-6605
Zhiming Li email@example.com 423-653-1381
Paolo Monico firstname.lastname@example.org 423-313-1701
Minkyung Park email@example.com 423-309-0324
Yelena Slavik firstname.lastname@example.org 423-208-2450
Abdulaziz Alrasheed email@example.com 423-580-7110
Olga Correa firstname.lastname@example.org 423-385-6294
Yinghua Huang email@example.com 423-994-8167
You Keun Lee firstname.lastname@example.org 423-994-8219
Changda Li email@example.com 423-802-5210
Jeongjoo Seo firstname.lastname@example.org 423-667-3750
Tomoyo Tanaka email@example.com 423-883-4037
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ESL Globe Staff About
Fall 2010 Caety by Tomoyo Thank you to
Carter Tanaka everyone who
helped the Fall 2010
Caety is a sophomore at UTC. She is 20 ESL Globe come
years old. She is in the honors program,
Aziz UHON, and has a student assistantship with
together. Thank you
for the articles,
the ESL Institute. She comes to ESL
everyday but Friday.
Q: What do you usually do in your free time?
A: I like sports like swimming and soccer. A special thanks
I joined Race for the Cure one weekend this goes to the student
JJ semester. I ran 5 kilometers. photographers who
allowed us to use
Q: Tell me your favorite place in their photos: Hisham
A: I like cycling and walking and running. My Mindy
favorite place is the Walking Bridge. This is
the blue bridge (the Walnut Street Bridge)
Q: Have you ever been abroad? Tell me Zhiming
about it. JJ
A: I lived in Germany for 1 year to study
German. After I graduated from high school Thanks to Jane for
in Tennessee, I went to a German high the background
Anne school. I lived with a host family. After 6 story about her
months, I switched to another host family. friendship with
Q: What was hard about living in another
Carolyn and the
A: It was hard being in a new culture and not
news of Maureen
knowing the language. White. Thanks to
Q: How did you recover from it? Linda for the blurb
Mindy A: I made German friends in high school. My about Maggie.
best friend was a grandmother of the host
family. She taught me to read German. We Finally, thank you
cooked and crocheted together. again to the ESL
I became comfortable with her. Globe Staff for their
work on the
Q: Which countries do you want to visit in the
newsletter. A special
thanks goes to
A: I have a plan to live in Chile to study
Spanish for 7 month this next June Abdulaziz for his
Q: Why do you choose Chile? highly valued
A: I want to learn Spanish specifically in technical
South America. Chile is safe and fun. assistance.
Zhiming Q: You are 20 years old now. What were Each of you
some other important transitions in your life? deserves a gold
A: Middle school (private) to high school star.
(public) = small school to a big school.
Also, when I left high school from Germany
and came to UTC.
Q: After you graduate from UTC, what would
David you like to do?
A: I would like to go to graduate school to
study Conflict Resolution or Peace Studies.
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