Eulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, selected me to be a guest lecturer during the Fall of 2003 in the Department of Special Education at National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) in Changhua, Taiwan.
In March 2003, I received a letter confirming my selection for a Fulbright grant as a guest lecturer at NCUE for the fall semester.
Shortly after arriving in Taiwan, I met with the chair of the Department of Special Education at NCUE, Dr.
Fortunately, a colleague at NCUE bought a book and accompanying DVDs for me to learn Mandarin (Chen, Wang, & Lu, 2004).
I planned to do the same thing with my students at NCUE, even though my classes averaged 70 to 80 students.
I contacted the mother's sister in Manila and made arrangements to come on December 26 (I had a class to teach at NCUE on Christmas Day).