Students from Keiser University’s College of Golf (COG) and English as a Second Language (ESOL) programs recently united to enjoy the game of golf at the Flagship Campus’ outdoor golf training area.

Led by Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Legacy Master Professional and College of Golf Executive Director, and Professor/PGA member John Callahan, COG students of the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (BSSM) program skillfully instructed the ESOL students and Professor Verona Garcia in putting, chipping, pitching, and hitting from the bunker.  The BSSM students assessed the ESOL students’ grip, stance and overall performance, while providing tips on improving and refining their game.

In addition to providing English conversational skills, the cross-pollination of academic areas provides students hands-on experiences, tips for teaching new learners of the game, and more. When asked about her favorite part of the lesson, ESOL student Alice Liu happily replied “Everything.  The ESOL program offers a plethora of experiential learning techniques to make learning English fun.”

The ESOL students hail from China, the Ukraine and Colombia, and are studying the language before they begin their full-time academic degree and Golf Management programs.