College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Faculty > Japanese > yukiko-schrock
Founded Japanese program at Whitney Young Magnet High School in 2000 and taught for 17 years. During the tenure years, I have taken my students to Japan every other year through an exchange study aboard program I developed with a high school in Yokohama. I have applied for and successfully received funds to support such programs internally and externally. This is one example I accomplished based on my belief that foreign language learning is not, and should not be limited to the classroom. The language learners should develop their interest and skills outside of the classroom in many different ways. Therefore, I have also encouraged my students to participate in the speech contest, the Japan Bowl competition, and many other Japanese cultural events organized on- and off-campuses. My teaching philosophy is to develop joy in the learning process and to create life-long language learners through an attachment to the culture.