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* WWU Global Learning Program: TESOL Session 2 - Mexico
Queretaro, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 05/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Mexico-Queretaro: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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Global Learning

Mexico-Queretaro: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Session 2

July 22 to August 20 (10 Credits)

TESL 437B Methods/Materials Academic Language Proficiency (5 credits)
Pre-reqs: TESL 401, 420

TESL 437E Spanish for Educators (5 credits)
Pre-req: Admission to TESOL program or permission of instructor

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Program Details

Earn Western credits towards your degree AND a certificate that will qualify you to teach English around the world. Start TESOL courses at Western this Spring and complete the program with a four or eight-week cultural immersion and teaching experience in the beautiful Mexican city of Querétaro.

TESL 437B (equivalent to TESL 421)   Methods/Materials Academic Language Proficiency (5 credits)
Pre-reqs: TESL 401, 420

TESL 437E (equivalent to TESL 412, elective) Spanish for Educators (5 credits)
Pre-req: Admission to TESOL program or permission of instructor.

Program Powerpoint

Program highlights:

  • Study the most current teaching methodologies
  • Gain the cross-cultural experience that can only be had from immersion
  • Visit Guanajuato, Tequisquiapan, Bernal, and the pyramids of Teotihuacan
  • Begin or improve your Spanish language learning
  • Live, laugh and dine with a Mexican home-stay family.

Click here to download a detailed, printable itinerary.

View syllabus of TESL 437E

Other options for TESOL courses in Mexico include:

Session 3 – August 17 to September 15
Session 2 & 3 – July 22 to September 15

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Trish Skillman has been director of the TESOL program since 1998 and has taught in the program since 1992. Her international scholarship began in the International Relations Program at Stanford University, and her current work focuses on integrating TESOL into teacher education for K-12 schools. Her international experience includes being an exchange student in Japan for one year during high school. Since that time she has been a Crossroads Africa volunteer to Ghana, taught English in France for four years, and thoroughly enjoyed discovering the Spanish language and Mexican culture by leading Western students on summer programs to Queretaro.

Phone: 360-650-4949
Office: Miller Hall 304E

Patti Braimes has been a TESOL instructor for over 20 years, primarily in international and adult immigrant programs in the United States, teaching language learners at all levels. She helped establish the I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) program in Medical Assisting at Whatcom Community College, where she has been a tenured faculty member since 2003. Her international experience includes teaching middle school students in Spain, studying Spanish in Morelia, Mexico through the Western faculty-led study abroad program, and extensive independent travel throughout Mexico and Guatemala. Patti’s major areas of interest in TESOL include universal design for learning, and college transitions.


Karen Stuen is a TESOL instructor and practicum supervisor at Western and teaches ESLA writing and grammar classes at Whatcom Community College.  She completed her  BA in English and secondary education from San Jose State Universty as well as a Master's degree in Adult Education and TESOL Certification at Western.  Her experience with international and immigrant students includes teaching ESL and planning programs for Korean students at Western, teaching ESL at Skagit Valley College and in high school  classes, and tutoring all ages and skill levels of ESL students.  She enjoys traveling and living in other countries, including most recently spending a month in South Korea.  She has visited countries throughout Europe and parts of Central and South America, studied at the University of Oslo, and served with her husband in the Peace Corps in Ghana.          

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To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Study Abroad page.