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South Korean teachers visit HISD

Two teachers from across the globe brought their heart for education to Harlandale. As part of the Fulbright Scholarsh Program, Jiyeon “Emily” Choi from Taegu, South Korea and Myonguin “Ginger” Pack from Chonan, South Korea spent February 10-11 visiting several HISD schools and classrooms and talking to administrators, teachers and students. Both are English teachers in their home country but wanted to learn about the way American classrooms function in comparison to their own.

“I was amazed about some of the programs American schools are doing. The first one would be the Dual Language program. In Korea we do not have a dual language class,” said Myonguin.

“When I go back to Korea, I want to make my classroom more interactive like Americans. I think American teachers take care of their students very well,” said Jiveon.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program was formed to “increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries..”