Chico State Faculty Talk about Teaching in a Second Language--English!!
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Dr. Daisuke Aoyagi,
Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing Department
Dr. Chiara Ferrari,
Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department
Dr. Chunyan Echo Song,
Language is a beautiful and complicated thing. It is the medium of communication and ideas, shared experiences, and gives definition to how we view ourselves and the world around us. Language is difficult to master in even our native tongues.
When learning a second language, mastery may be even more difficult to attain, and takes an abundance of patience. But what about teaching in a second language? Three Chico State faculty, Daisuke Aoyagi, Chiara Ferrari, and Chunyan Echo Song. share humorous moments and difficult stories about teaching in a language which was once foreign to them—English. Their firsthand accounts highlight shared experiences which have challenged each instructor, and unique aspects of their lives and cultural backgrounds which set them apart.
Recorded: September 14, 2018