Dr. Myung (Sylvia) Choi

Professor of Spanish

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Professor Silvia Choi earned a Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Spanish language and literature.

Every year she attends and presents papers at conferences. The last two conference she attended were at Florida International University in Miami, where she presented “Presente y futuro de la España moderna: Fortunata y Jacinta de Benito Pérez Galdós,” the Blaine Ray Workshop – TPR Storytelling Foreign Language Teaching, and “Technological Tools for Increased Speaking Skills in the Foreign Language Classroom” at the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT) at the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Ala.

In her previous work, Choi was a member of a task force and the Community Enhancement Council to help non-native English speakers.

Her teaching philosophy: “I believe that a key element in the foreign language classroom is keeping the students motivated. My personal style of teaching brings enthusiasm, cultural elements and technology into the classroom to increase learning motivation. I teach with a contagious smile and open personality that helps me to interact with my students as I guide them through their learning process.”


  • Doctorate – Spanish language and literature – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master's – Spanish – Kansas State University

Academic Interests

  • Contemporary Latin-America and Spanish literature
  • Contemporary women writers
  • Society and culture through fiction and non fiction works
  • Criticism and theory
  • Indy film/s and documentaries on societal problems and issues


  • Faculty Outstanding Service Award Nominee, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2014
  • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2014
  • Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2013
  • Rogers Memorial Merit Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006
  • Spanish Department Fellowship, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea), 1995