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MNU Professor Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Ramona Stowe teaching English in China
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Stowe teaching children in China.

The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Ramona Stowe of MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English in Sri Lanka at the National Institute of Education. Stowe is one of only 140 U.S. citizens selected for the 2017-2018 English Language Fellow Program.

Dr. Stowe is currently chair of Professional and Graduate Studies in Education as well as program coordinator of the Master of Education in English as a Second Language (ESOL) at MNU. During this tenure, she has worked with pre-service and in-service teachers to help prepare them to teach the diverse students in their classrooms. She has led several international teaching opportunities for MNU’s pre-service teachers. This experience, as well as her previous K-12 experience as a teacher and administrator, has prepared her for the fellowship. Her duties in Sri Lanka will include:

  • Revising the English education curriculum for 4th and 5th grades.
  • Teaching in the TESOL diploma program for in-service teachers.
  • Facilitating English language teaching workshops at conferences and training events and provide training for in-service advisors.

Stowe will depart for Sri Lanka in October and return the following summer. She begins preparations for the fellowship with a training program held in Washington, D.C., in July. 

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