Emmanuel Onumah Yeboah-Addo
Graduate Teaching Associate in Spanish
Emmanuel Onumah Yeboah-Addo hails originally from Komenda, the sugar city of Ghana and has been studying languages for almost 20 years. He recently received his Master’s degree in Spanish language and literature from Central Michigan University, His profession as language teacher started after completing the renowned Mfantsipm School and Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya – Ghana. He taught French for 3 years at 4 Battalion School in Kumasi. In 2008, he enrolled for his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Ghana during which he was awarded the Government of Ghana Scholarship to study abroad in Cuba for one academic year. He then completed BA Translation (English-Spanish) and a French minor with a first class honors (Suma Cum Laude). As Teaching and later Graduate Teaching Assistant, he gets involved with Spanish clubs acting Spanish plays and assisting in the organization of cultural activities such as Día de los muertos, Pascúa, Carnaval etc. Currently, he is enrolled in a PhD. in Modern Foreign Languages at the university of Tennessee, Knoxville with Spanish as main concentration and Applied Linguistics as a second concentration. His research interest is in Caribbean literature with emphasis on Cuba. In Spring 2016, he presented his paper entitled “El español cubano: evidencias fonéticas en la poesía de Nicolás Guillén” at the Central Michigan University’s Modern Languages’ Graduate colloquium. He is also the author of the 5 stanza philosophical poem, ‘Qué sigue’, published in Caracoles, the official magazine of the department of Modern languages, University of Ghana. Emmanuel follows politics, plays soccer sometimes, watches talent shows, speaks French and Portuguese as well and enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole.