U.S. Embassy Yaounde Welcomes English Language Fellow

Ms. Peggy Kang, English Language Fellow
Ms. Peggy Kang, English Language Fellow . [USEYde Photo]
Ms. Peggy Kang, English Language Fellow posted to Cameroon arrived in Yaounde on October 9, 2016. Peggy Kang was born and raised in Hawaii, the 50th state of the United States of America. She received both her B.A. and M.A. in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has experience teaching English and foreign languages in various contexts (i.e., K-12 and college-level; domestic and overseas). In 2011-2013, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho as a Resource Teacher working with two rural primary schools. Since then she has worked in the Hawaii Department of Education as a Bilingual/Bicultural School-Home Assistant, and helped develop and implement a new foreign language program at a local middle school. Most recently she taught ESL to international university students. She grew up bilingually speaking both English and Korean, and later gained fluency in Sesotho during her Peace Corps service. She is passionate about learning languages just as much as she enjoys teaching languages. For the next ten months, Peggy will be teaching English at Université des Montagnes (UDM) in Banganté, through the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Fellow Program.

Upon arrival, Peggy declared: “I’m excited to share my knowledge and expertise here, and can’t wait to learn more about the culture. I anticipate having a meaningful time in Cameroon.”

To learn more about the English Language Fellow Program, visit the website: https://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/english-language-fellow-program