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  • 1. ESL The Fall 2010 Globe A publication of the ESL Institute University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 15 Years of ESL at UTC Always a party! Dee, our Queen of Cakes, thoughtfully remembers birthdays and brightens our basement. Reported by Abdulaziz Alrasheed 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, and Olga. 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.‖
  • 2. Carolyn Randle: The ESL ESL Program Statistics, Fall 2010 Institute’s First Teacher by JJ Seo Friends, rain or shine. Carolyn and Jane ESL Students Jane and Carolyn became friends because of their mutual love of English. So, naturally, when Jane got the 21 25 Number of Students go-ahead to start up the ESL Institute with the proviso 20 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 0 the most fun! New Students Returning Students ESL Students 16 15 16 Number of Students 15 14 13 12 11 10 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 Brazil, 2 program going year-round instead of just as a summer program, so three levels were added. China, 5 Saudi Arabia, 6 Future plans? Jane is very hopeful to have an International House for ESL students to get together Colombia, 3 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. Page 2 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 3. An Interview with UTC’s Provost 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 ago? 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 years ago. Page 3 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 4. Provost (continued) 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. pro•vost 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 campus spirit. 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 progress. Page 4 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 5. Whatever happened to… Maureen White was a graduate student, What’s after 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 you? returned to the U.S. and moved to Maureen 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 in Thailand. 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 Chattanooga State 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, Khang 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. Page 5 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 6. UP INTO OVER and then back the Incline, the park, the city, DOWN The Incline by Changda Li 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 flavors. 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. Page 6 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 7. Elegant Asheville Tupelo Honey Café. The impressive façade. A lavish Biltmore garden. Field Trip to Asheville, North Carolina On the promenade. Friends: Lina and Winnie. by Abdulaziz Alrasheed 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. Page 7 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 8. 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. Page 8 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 9. 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. Page 9 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 10. Shanghai Expo by 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 accomplishments. 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 participated. 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 China's success. Page 10 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 11. Call me! Text me! Name E-Mail Address Number Julian Cardona julcuscardona@gmail.com 423-413-6295 Viviana Carvajal vivi_20del@hotmail.com 404-421-9350 Gabriele Mesquita gabriele-mesquita@hotmail.com 423-760-0215 Q (Kyu Hwan) Kim eurekagkim@hanmail.net 423-994-8141 Hesham Aldosari ketkat_sss@hotmail.com 202-615-2340 Rayan Basamih ray_05550@hotmail.com 731-335-0108 Laura Kang hopecho812@hanmail.net 423-903-0677 Kiran Park (Chloe) sweetest00@hanmail.net 678-231-1861 Abdulrahman Alghunaiman abdurahman.aag@gmail.com 202-701-8007 Lina Lin 472464474@qq.com 917-535-5332 Karim Tebbache karimt26@hotmail.fr 423-355-1451 Charles Jeong charles@benice.kr 423-902-2460 Orsolya Sari (Orsy) orsolya.sari@googlemail.com 423-255-3652 Wei-Yu Lu winnielu1222@hotmail.com 626-253-6980 Dilnar Kurban dilnar7810@gmail.com 423-582-1068 Abdulmajid Almonif a.h.almonif@gmail.com 731-332-2408 Randy Peng marita_randy@yahoo.com 562-243-6818 Basil Alfouzan alfouzanb@gmail.com 423-987-2567 Marilena Crow lenacrow@hotmail.com 404-626-6605 Zhiming Li lzm271122839@yahoo.cn 423-653-1381 Paolo Monico paolo2790@hotmail.com 423-313-1701 Minkyung Park minkyung0117@hotmail.com 423-309-0324 Yelena Slavik dnaslavik@juno.com 423-208-2450 Abdulaziz Alrasheed abdulaziz0@gmail.com 423-580-7110 Olga Correa jabes79@yahoo.com 423-385-6294 Yinghua Huang anniehyh2005@hotmail.com 423-994-8167 You Keun Lee youkeun0@gmail.com 423-994-8219 Changda Li licd2009@hotmail.com 423-802-5210 Jeongjoo Seo jjseo@cuvic.cnu.ac.kr 423-667-3750 Tomoyo Tanaka tomoyo-ta@hotmail.co.jp 423-883-4037 Page 11 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  • 12. ESL Globe Staff About Thanks 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 charts and everyday but Friday. photographs. 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 Chattanooga. Chloe A: I like cycling and walking and running. My Mindy favorite place is the Walking Bridge. This is Orcy the blue bridge (the Walnut Street Bridge) Chang downtown. Abdulaziz Tomoyo 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 country? 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 Olga future? 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. Page 12 ● Fall 2010 ● Volume 2, Issue 2 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/