Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Yuxuan Zhang
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Sophia is from Taiyuan, China, a city with a population of 4 million. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in Social Science from Chadron State College, Nebraska. During her internship, she taught history to many Hispanic students who lacked English language skills to display acceptable academic performance. Therefore, she hopes to understand the second language acquisition and acquire skills to create reliable English language assessments through the TESOL program at MSU. She is an advocator of natural hikes, musical productions, physical fitness, and occasional sarcasm. Some professional and personal goals during her stay in MSU include volunteering in English language organizations, collecting professional resources, running a 5 k, tasting authentic food prepared by international students, and last, drinking an excessive amount of coffee to accomplish all the goals.