FHSU professor obtains National Research Priority Grant

Chris Jochum2

08/23/16 nds
HAYS, Kan. -- Dr. Chris Jochum, chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Fort Hays State University, conducted research in Costa Rica this summer as part of a National Research Priority Grant from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

He is one of eight candidates nationwide to receive this competitively selected grant.

Jochum directed on-site research in San Jose to provide future and current Spanish teachers with opportunities to improve their language and teaching skills.

As part of his research, Jochum conducted interviews prior to leaving, throughout and after his trip to Costa Rica. Jochum also offered a workshop that focused on methods of teaching foreign languages and teaching English to students of other languages.

Jochum hopes to offer similar trips for all education majors at FHSU.

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