State dept. chooses HU graduate for English Language Fellow Project

Huntington University graduate Shushan Richardson uses vowel sound dominoes to teach pronunciation during a monthly English teachers’ roundtable hosted by the United States Consulate in Guagzhou, China. She is training English teachers in China through the United States Department of State’s English Language Fellow project.
Huntington University graduate Shushan Richardson uses vowel sound dominoes to teach pronunciation during a monthly English teachers’ roundtable hosted by the United States Consulate in Guagzhou, China. She is training English teachers in China through the United States Department of State’s English Language Fellow project. Photo provided.

Huntington University graduate Shushan Richardson, of Marion, was selected by the United States Department of State to participate in the 2017-18 English Language Fellow project.

Richardson earned a master’s degree in education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from HU in 2016. She is spending 10 months at South China Normal University, in China, where she is training English teachers.

She applied for the position after learning about it at the 2016 International TESOL Convention, where she presented a poster on English studies. She was among 140 United States citizens selected for the 2017-18 program.

In addition to training English teachers, program participants develop resources, organize events and conferences and help build relations between the United States and other countries.