I am a Senior Teaching Associate at the English Language Institute of the University of Tennessee. Like all of our instructors, I teach a wide range of courses–Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Listening/Speaking–all year round. My favorite course to teach is probably grammar. I find it challenging to explain to students the odd features of our language, like why “I used to go” is so different from “I’m used to going.” Always fun.
We have students from all over the world, but many are from Saudi Arabia and China. We have recently had some excellent students from Iraq, and we often have a group from Brazil or Korea. Many other countries send students to us, as well. Usually between 15 and 20 countries are represented, and as you can imagine we have some great discussions when our worlds collide in class.
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