By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications
Campbellsville University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute held its competition ceremony on Dec. 4 in The Gheens Recital Hall.
Raquel Cunha, director of English as a Second Language, welcomed everyone to the event and told her ESL story. She came to Campbellsville University in 2007 and through the ESL program “made friends from around the world.” Cunha said her teachers were fantastic and helped her to improve her English skills.
She challenged the new graduates to “take advantage of the English environment, embrace your new journey and be happy.”
Eduardo Trindade, director of Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and assistant professor, in his opening remarks, told the students, “Once you acquire a language, you acquire access to a new world.” He said language can be important in experiencing different cultures and understanding new perspectives.
“We know you can reach your goals; we believe we can make a change and a difference,” Trindade said.
Chunguo An and Meihua Cui, husband and wife of China, were named outstanding ESL students by the faculty of the ESL institute. Tim Hooker, instructor in English as a Second Language, made the presentation.
Robert Parrish, English as a Second Language and Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language adjunct, called the names of those receiving their Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language hood. Trindade and Joshua Detherage, English as a Second Language and Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language instructor, hooded the students.
Those who received their Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language were Tanya Corbin of Campbellsville Ky. and Bethany Johnson of Clearfield, Ky.
Those who received their English as a Second Language competition certificate were Chunguo An and Meihua Cui of China and Dong-Heon Kim of South Korea.
Dave Walters, interim director of the Center for Global Engagement, gave the closing prayer.
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