Western Oregon University, in conjunction with AHA International and the Northwest Consortium on Study Abroad, offers two ESOL classes each summer in a Latin American country. The ESOL Summer Program was founded in Morelia, Mexico. Because of the current socio-political situation in Mexico, we have added the study site in Rosario, Argentina. Visit this cosmopolitan city, take Spanish classes, and take classes that are required for your ESOL endorsement!
Dr. Karie Mize, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Bilingual Teacher Program
Division of Teacher Education . 503-838-8724 . email@example.com
While the 2010 summer program was canceled due to a travel warning, here is what we had planned.
SIX-WEEK OPTIONS: July 3 to August 15, 2010
Summer Morelia participants can take a total of 12 credits during the six-week options. Each credit is the equivalent of 10 class hours, so you would take 120 hours.
Culture and Community in ESOL/Bilingual Classrooms
(40 hours) Course description . Plus 80 hours of Spanish 199, 299, 399, or 499 . Equivalent of WOU's ED483 or ED683
Fostering Biliteracy in ESOL/Bilingual Classrooms
(40 hours) Course description . Plus 80 hours of Spanish 199, 299, 399, or 499 . Equivalent of WOU's ED492 or ED692
Both ESOL/Bilingual courses:
Culture and Community in ESOL/Bilingual Classrooms and Fostering Biliteracy in ESOL/Bilingual Classrooms . Plus 40 hours of Spanish:
First three weeks ~ 20 hours of Spanish 199, 299, 399, or 499
Second three weeks ~ 20 hours of Spanish for Teachers I or Spanish for Teachers II
Language and Culture: Mexican Literature or Mexican History
(40 hours) Course description . Plus 80 hours of Spanish 199, 299, 399, or 499 . Taught by a faculty member from the Universidad Latina de América
Summer Morelia participants can take a total of 6 credits during a three-week period. Each credit is the equivalent of 10 class hours, so you would take 60 hours. Students take one ESOL course (40 hours) plus 20 hours of Spanish.
Culture and Community in ESOL/Bilingual Classrooms: July 3 to 25
Plus 20 hours of Spanish 199, 299, 399, or 499
Fostering Biliteracy in ESOL/Bilingual Classrooms: July 24 to August 15
Plus 20 hours of Spanish for Teachers I or II
Location: Experience the beautiful central highlands of Mexico in Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacán. Discover the rich history of this welcoming community, situated halfway between Mexico City and Guadalajara. Explore the narrow downtown streets, old stone plazas, decorative fountains, and churches located throughout the city. Attend musical performances, sporting events, museums, art galleries, and an array of cultural activities that mix modern-day Mexico with its timeless traditions. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture and history.
Studies: The AHA program in Morelia appeals to students interested in a wide variety of careers working with bilingual and bicultural communities. Mexico is your classroom--an extensive excursion schedule, fieldwork, cultural activities, and homestays provide a holistic academic experience. AHA offers six summer sessions, linking your sense of adventure to your educational endeavors. Discover the culture, history, and diversity of Mexico first-hand.
Cost: Program prices
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