TEA Fellows Program
For the fifth year, Appalachian State University is "home" to a diverse group of TEA Fellows (Teaching Excellence and Achievement) from all over the world, via a grant sponsored by the U.S. State De
partment and administered through IREX. This year's 19 teachers of English and Science come from 17 countries and 5 continents, including
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia, Tunisia, and several countries from Francophone Africa. TEA Fellows complete four weeks of interactive workshops with Appalachian faculty in student-centered learning, instructional technology, teacher-leadership, and teaching methodology specific to English or Science, and complete a two-week teaching experience with a partner teacher in a NC secondary school. They also interact with several ASU classes each year, sharing their cultures, their perspectives on education, and sometimes even their traditional food!
So far, the group has interacted with students in the Department's residential learning community, the "Language and Culture Community," and has visited the Department's French Club to talk about Francophone Africa. They will return in late October to visit Russian and Spanish classes to share information (in Russian and Spanish) on political and societal issues.
TEA Fellows are currently in field placements in 4 NC counties through October 23, 2015. They will return for a final week of Teacher Leadership and ICT classes from Oct. 26-30th. They return to their home countries on Monday, November 2, situated to be agents of change in their schools and regions.
This grant is housed in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The Leadership Team in the department includes Ms. Lynn McNeil, MA and Dr. Beverly Moser, and Spanish graduate students Dayna Brower, Tyler Nachand, and Jeff Bowers.
DLLC Department Chair
Dr. James Fogelquist
520 Sanford Hall
DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
DLLC Language Lab Director
Dr. Amanda Romjue
504 Sanford Hall
The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.