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Eddie Chong is a language professor at UWest. He teaches in the English as a Second Language (ESL) department, and the English department. In the ESL department, Eddie’s students include all ESL students ranging from the beginning to advanced levels. He teaches both the Speaking and Listening class, which focuses on preparing students for the difficult task of university oral communication; and the American Culture class, which provides cultural background knowledge for international students. In the English department, Eddie teaches the College Writing course, whose emphasis is on basic essay writing.
Eddie was originally born in Ensenada, Mexico. His family immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1970’s to Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles, Eddie completed his K-12 education. After graduating, Eddie continued his education by attending Rio Hondo and Pasadena City College. After transferring from community college in 1996, Eddie was admitted into the University of California Irvine (UCI) and subsequently graduated in 1999 with a B.A. degree in English Literature. A few years later, Eddie continued his education by attending the California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA). At CSULA, he was accepted to the M.A. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) department, and soon graduated in 2007.
Eddie enjoys a variety of activities. He is bilingual and enjoys both reading and writing in the English and Spanish language. Eddie enjoys the outdoors, such as going camping, hiking, a variety of sports and dancing. He enjoys cooking and eating a variety of cuisine from around the world in Los Angeles.