Elyssa Y. Cheng
Department of Western Languages and Literature, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Elyssa Y. Cheng received her Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003. She is Professor of English at the Department of Western Languages and Literature, National University of Kaohsiung, where she teaches Shakespeare, Shakespeare on film, and early British Literature. She has published articles (in Chinese and English) on the politics and poetics of labor and social injustices in English Renaissance Drama. She is currently working a project on technology, surveillance, and voyeuristic pleasure in Michael Almereyda’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Taiwan officially becoming an aged society in 2018, intergenerational learning has received increasing attention. We developed and implemented an intergenerational learning program in which 20 dyads of elementary school children and their grandparents learned English alphabet and the words associated with the 26 letters of the alphabet. The target words are representative of Taiwanese culture, for example, b for bubble tea. The program holds considerable promise to foster collaboration, interaction, and exchange between generations.