|Check out the newest article by our 2014 English Teaching Assistants (ETAs)!!!!
Kayden Hoang Bui is a recent cum laude graduate with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Mandarin Chinese from the University of St. Thomas, a small private Catholic university, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a 2014-15 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Sukhothai.
In this narrative reflection, Hoang shares his passion for language learning and how he is able to teach English to people using their native language (Thai). He also gives his insight on the Thai writing system where the vowels could go behind, before, above, below, or surrounding it like planets in orbit.
M. Sioned Curoe is from Bernard, Iowa. She graduated from Coe College with a double degree in Asian Studies and Creative Writing. Currently, she works as an English Teaching Assistant at Ban Phai Pittayakom in Ban Phai, Khon Kaen.
In this narrative reflection, Ned shares about her humorous attempts to explain some English words and their differences to her Thai host teachers and students and also one of the reasons why Google translate may....not be the most accurate!!
Emily Foree is a native of Arizona and an avid outdoors adventurer, slack-line enthusiast, and mediocre picture-taker. Currently teaching English in Phitsanulok, Thailand through the Fulbright Program, Emily hopes to continue fostering her passion for traveling while focusing on her interests in community development, ecology, and environmental issues. Emily's narrative explores an unexpected and surprising language classroom in Thailand.
In her narrative reflection, Emily tells us about a taxi/cab ride to Grand Palace, which turned out to be very memorable and it also gave her an insight into Thai culture. Emily expressed her admiration for a cab driver who was so kind and genuine plus he even shared banana-snack with her and her ETA friends!