Karen Fischer - M.A.
High school Spanish teacher in Lancaster County, SC
Why did you decide to do an MA or PhD in linguistics?
I originally wanted to work at the post-secondary level in Second Language Acquisition and/or a teacher training program.
Tell us about your current job.
I am currently a high school Spanish teacher in Lancaster, SC.
Why did you choose our program? Did you get what you wanted from the Linguistics Program?
I chose USC because it had a wide range of Linguistics classes and because it was local for me. I wanted to stay in SC and work on issues that affected the area where I was raised. I received a solid background in linguistics which is currently serving me well not only as a teacher, but also as I study translation methods and issues for a possible future career
What is your favorite thing in Columbia, SC?
I enjoyed the diversity of the USC Graduate School as well as living in an area with a variety of cultural events, shopping, and other activities. It was also a convenient location as it is between the mountains and coastal area.