The English Language Program celebrated it’s 30th birthday this fall with it’s alumni, academic partners, friends, and well-wishers. Provost April Mason was the guest of honor. Returning ELP alumni, Akihiko Tachiyama, who graduated from K-State in the 90’s was excited to share in the celebration.
Author: Ryan Cloyd
This fall one of our Social Hangout events included going to the Purple Power Play in the Park. The students enjoyed winning prizes, spraying their hair fun colors, and seeing live bands perform among the many activities throughout City Park. The night even ended with fireworks; what a way to start the semester!
Setting a bit of a tradition, this fall a group of students went to the Lazy Heart D Bison Ranch and got the chance to feed and learn about the buffalo (and then later taste some buffalo burgers). The ranch owner, Ed, has met many international students over the years and impressed many of our students with his ability to speak some Chinese. Students learned a little about the history of the ranch land and were able to hand-feed the bison.
This summer the English Language Program at Kansas State University hosted a group of students from Universidad Central de Chile. This was a cultural exchange program for 12 students. Above you will be able to see the presentations created by the students as well as hear the instructors’ impressions and reflections from their interactions with the visiting students.
Two of the English Language Program’s instructors, Ketty Reppert and Taylor Jennings, visited Universidad Central de Chile in the spring to plan for this summer’s student visit. Their interview follows above.
Every semester the English Language Program recognizes it’s higher achieving students with certificates and tolken gifts of K-State memorabilia. The Spring 2016 Awards were even more special because this semester’s theme was Dr. Seuss and students were presented with a copy of Suess’ book “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”. Please enjoy the background slideshow and images of this semester’s award winners.
Pre-Enrollment Orientation for Exit-Level Transitioning Students is the most publicly celebrated of English Language Program events. On this special day exit-level students learn about campus resources that they will need and use when they continue forward into academic classes. Outstanding exit-level students are recognized and awarded. Following this, students meet with the advisers and deans of their colleges in order to enroll in their next semester’s classes.
Our guest of honor for this event was the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies Steven Dandaneau. A previous graduate of the English Language Program who is now majoring in Agricultural Economics, Yue Yang, offered a few words of wisdom and encouragement.