Seeing Pacific From Abroad, Part 5

Yu-Chun Hung of Taiwan took her first English class when she was 10 years old.

But she found it surprisingly difficult to understand the language when she first arrived at Pacific University.

“The first two or three months, I had difficulty understanding what people were talking about, because there’s more colloquial meanings, like ‘you bet!’ or some slang,” she said. “And also, I found I need to pay extra attention to really grab the word in the beginning.”

Hung is one of five foreign language teaching assistants at Pacific this year, here on a Fulbright grant to help teach language courses and support language learning activities for students studying Chinese.

Friday, May 17, 2013