Suparat Gulkong was born in Phitsanulok province, Thailand. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education majoring in English from Chulalongkorn University. In 2016, she started working as an English teacher at Phichit Pitayakom School and has been working since then. She was an AFS exchange student to Germany in 2006-2007. Her particular interest is integrating language and culture in the instruction to provide opportunities for the learners to interact with the language in the real context. In 2019, she obtained a Fulbright scholarship as a Thai language instructor in Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program 2019-2020. She is responsible for the courses Elementary Thai 101 and Elementary Thai 102 at IU Bloomington in the academic year 2019.