Fourth Korean group completes ESL program

Recent class of Korean educators earning  the ESL certificate with ConEd faculty abd staff KSU…

Georgia (Aug 8, 2014)Most recent Korean ESL certificate students and ConEd faculty
Recent class of Korean educators earning  the ESL certificate with ConEd faculty abd staff

KSU partners with International Teaching Training Institute

 KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2014) – Seventeen Korean educators successfully completed the English as a Second
Language program at KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education on Aug. 1. This marks the fourth
group that has earned their ESL certificates through a partnership with the International Teaching Training
Institute, the designated institution for the Ministry of Education in Korea.

Barbara Calhoun, dean, congratulated the group of educators for their academic achievements. Calhoun said, “For
15 years, we’ve worked with various delegations across the world –including China, Africa and Eastern Europe.
You’ve come to the right place to get your training.”

Lyn Cohen, Languages program manager, has been leading this initiative since September 2013. The instructors for
the Korean groups also teach in KSU’s ESL and Teaching English as a Second Language programs. They are Holly
Arnold, Ed.D., Nancy DeLisle-Brown, Laurie Nelson, MAT; Noelle Thomas, M.Ed., and Cara Wells.

 Cohen said, “Our instructors work hard to provide learning techniques that make for better retention of the
language. This is evident at the conclusion of our time with the Korean groups. They are more confident with the
English language, and it shows.”

 Southern hospitality is also part of this experience. In addition to their studies at KSU, the educators are treated to
tours of KSU’s campus and Atlanta tourist attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium and Turner Field. For more
information of this partnership, email or call 470-578-3023.

 -- Davia Lassiter



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