Teaching ESL Certificate Program with Ecuador Immersion
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Penn State offers an exciting alternative to the ESL certificate program offered on campus. The ESL certificate can now be completed with a field teaching experience abroad. The immersion program includes courses at Penn State University Park and at one of two universities in Ecuador, the Universidad de Loja and the Universidad de Cuenca, for a summer intensive study experience. The program is completed in one calendar year, beginning in January and ending in August. So that teachers can participate from a distance, courses on the Penn State University Park campus are scheduled during weekend sessions and complemented by online learning. In late June, the group travels to Ecuador's Andean highlands for an intensive five-week culture and language immersion and practice teaching experience.
Read Penn State's newswire articles about the TESL program:
- Research examines how study abroad preps teachers for diverse student population
- Ecuador Cultural Immersion for Education Students
- Penn State program offers ESL teaching experience in Ecuador
- Learning the Language: Student Spends Summer in Ecuador Teaching English