Wannasin Yaowalee, comes to us from Chumphon, located in the south of Thailand. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Thai and a minor in English. She then went on to receive a Master’s in Teaching Thai as a Foreign Language from Srinakharinwirot University.
She previously served as an Instructor for Chulalongkorn University’s Center for Thai as a Foreign Language where she taught students to read, write, and communicate in basic Thai. Her passion for teaching stems from an overall love of Thai society and culture. Although this is her first time visiting the US, she is very excited to introduce her students to Thai culture through workshops in cooking and traditional dance. In her free time, she likes to run and play Thai traditional music.
Indiana University has a formalized relationship with Chulalongkorn University dating back over two decades, where IU works with their administration to identify superior Thai-language instructors to participate in a pedagogical and cultural exchange between our two universities.
According to Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, “Indiana University's academic and research connections to Thailand run especially deep and span more than six decades of strategic engagement, academic collaboration and institution building." The Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program is excited to see this tradition continue through Wannasin’s teaching experience.
This fall, Wannasin will be teaching
SEAS-T 101: Elementary Thai, offered on online through IU Online.