Interviewer: Shu-Chun Tseng
1. Could you tell us why and how you decided to become an educator?
(Ana Wu, ESL instructor at City College of San Francisco)
Dr. Medgyes: When I was a university student the last thing on my mind was to become a teacher. In my youth I didn’t like going to school and my dream was to become a literary critic. However, I was so exhilarated by the practicum experience in the last year of my university studies that I felt I was born to be a teacher. (Youngsters are full of self-confidence, you know.)
2. In your teaching journey, what are your own terms of being “an ideal teacher”? And, how do you achieve your own goals?
(Shu-Chun Tseng, PhD, Indiana State University)