The course is content heavy and is designed to give students an overview of US History from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 1960’s.The course is also tailored for the English language learner student.Each lesson roughly consists of a section where students receive new vocabulary, followed by a brief lecture to give students context for in class primary and secondary source reading and debate. Students are encouraged to form opinions and discuss these readings with other students.Each lesson also begins with a student or a group of students giving a presentation on a famous historical American figure.
Lynn Celek is from the United States of America. She has a master’s degree in Education with a focus on teaching English as a foreign language from Framingham University in Massachusetts. She spent the past three years teaching English in South Korea. She recently moved to Shanghai and is now excited to apply both her educational background as well as her years of teaching experience at STU. Her goal is to help her students improve their four language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing – through interactive classroom activities and carefully constructed homework assignments. Lynn believes in a student-centered classroom that promotes continuous student-teacher interaction as well as peer discussions and feedback.She strives to make all class topics relevant to students’ lives, therefore making courses both interesting and practical as a whole. Overall Lynn is looking forward to the new school year and being a part of the STU team.