at Lake Country Academy have an added cultural encounter this winter;
they are hosting a Chinese Presenter - a person from China who works
voluntarily in schools adding valuable cultural exchange experiences.
opportunity arose earlier this year when school administrator Carla
Koepp was contacted by a The Chinese School Teaching Assistant Program
which is part of the International Internship Program (IIP).
representative from IIP asked Koepp if Lake Country Academy would be
interested in hosting a Chinese Presenter. Koepp was excited about the
opportunity for Lake Country Academy students to learn the culture,
language, customs and many other things about China.
Presenter, Cui Ye, is student teaching at Lake Country Academy October
21, 2008-Jan. 20, 2009. While in Sheboygan, Ye is being hosted by Brian
and Peggy Ayers, a Lake Country Academy family.
is from the Shangdong Province in Beijing, China. Prior to her arrival
in the United States she was screened by IIP based on her personality,
communicative ability and purpose for participating in the program.
are typically in their 20's and 30's and have completed two to four
years of higher education, and are currently enrolled in a university.
students understand the Chinese language, they are very smart and the
pre K'rs are very cute," Ye said. "The sixth and seventh graders know a
lot about China. It's a great thing."
This is the first time Lake Country Academy has hosted a presenter and it has proven to be a huge success.
For more information about Lake Country Academy visit their website.