ESL Spotlight - Sangjoon An

Meet Sangjoon An. Originally from South Korea, Joon started taking classes at Fullerton College in spring 2019 as an international student. He recently finished his ESL 186 class with Professor Tiangco and wrote his research paper on various push and pull factors that influence North Korean defectors.

He talks about the strategies he learned in his ESL classes. He found that he developed critical thought and logical reasoning while writing his essays and participating in class discussions. He says, “Writing essays is a tough task, but it’s an effective way to learn English. We develop our writing skills and critical thinking at the same time.” His advice to future students is to be patient and dedicate themselves to the class activities to get the result they want.

After Fullerton College, Joon is planning to transfer to UC San Diego with a major in bioengineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and reading books on philosophy.

Posted December 2019