Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast hosting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

Beginning in the fall 2012 semster, Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast will be hosting Brenda Zulema Reyes, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). Reyes will be a Spanish teaching assistant at Ivy Tech for the 2012-13 school year.

Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences saw a need in the Humanities area for an additional form of assistance for students. To meet this need, Ivy Tech–Northeast applied for a Fulbright FLTA and was chosen as a host institution to be paired with Reyes.

“Brenda’s teaching and her engagement of our campus community will provide her a growth experience, and it  will be a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty and staff to be exposed to, as well,” said Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D.

Reyes is coming to Fort Wayne from Salmoral, Veracruz, Mexico, where she is currently attending law school. Reyes has a bachelor’s degree in education and is an experienced high school teacher. At Ivy Tech, she will teach and tutor in the Spanish language, as well as engage students in culturally enriching activities. Reyes also has the option of taking courses at Ivy Tech.

“Ivy Tech is pleased to be able to host Brenda during the 2012-13 academic year,” said John Morrow, associate professor of Spanish and French at Ivy Tech. “Besides teaching and tutoring, Brenda will actively engage with students in a wide array of cultural activities meant to encourage the community’s appreciation for diversity.”

Fulbright FLTA instructors are able to assist students in a variety of ways, including: teaching classes, supervising language labs, guest speaking and leading language clubs, among other activities. The FLTA program empowers educators to increase their English language proficiency and adapt to the culture and customs of the United States. While teaching at their assigned, post-secondary institution, teachers are also able to participate in non-degree studies of their own.

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