Nurturing Our Younger International Students | Kay Wee

Posted on: 17th August, 2021

Syntax. Semantics. Sociolinguistics. With an abiding love for languages and teaching, Kay Wee pursued her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) at the University of Bedfordshire and taught foreign students during the summer in the University of Hull. Kay has had the fortune to teach English as a Second Language to students from all over Asia, South America, Europe and Russia.

With more than 15 years imparting language skills to successive generations of foreign learners – including business professionals – educating learners comes as second nature to Kay. As an educator, she finds fulfilment in helping weaker students master the basics of the English language. For many of the Academy’s students, this removes a major barrier for them to access further education and pursue careers abroad in the future. Our younger international learning community are also largely living and studying abroad for the first time. Kay keeps a watchful eye on them and provides support and guidance as they mature into independent, confident individuals ready to take on the world.

Kay serves as the module leader for our Certificate in Academic English, a stepping stone for foreign students advancing to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. As part of the Academy’s response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, Kay was part of our academic team who reviewed our teaching resources and ensured effectiveness for blended learning. A novel experience for most of our faculty members, continual student and lecturer feedback in the early days was imperative to refining teaching approaches and enhancing learning outcomes. A rising tide lifts all boats – and we were all in the same boat.

Kay comes across as a motherly figure for many of our younger students. Outside our City Campus, she spends a lot of time with her son. Kay considers her top priority now being there for her son in his developmental years. Although she does not have a personal interest in cricket and rugby, she recently learned how to play these two sports to better support her son’s interest and growth. Learning comes in different forms – and the journey may at times be difficult or downright frustrating – but Kay firmly believes that we should enjoy the entire process, growing pains and all.

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