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* WWU Global Learning Program: Summer, Mexico- TESOL Session 2
Queretaro, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 05/29/2015 ** Rolling Admission 07/21/2015 08/18/2015

** 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.
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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
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Global Learning

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

July 21-August 18, 2015 (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.

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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 437B
View syllabus of TESL 437E

Other options for TESOL courses in Mexico include:

Session 3 – August 16 - September 12, 2015
Session 2 & 3 – July 21 - September 12, 2015

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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

Bethany Johnson has been a TESOL instructor for 10 years and a teacher in the Bellingham Public Schools since 1998. She is an ELL Specialist at the middle and high school level and finds great joy in working with her students and families. Growing up in South America informed her love of other cultures as well as her interest in languages.  Besides spending time with her partner and two young children, she loves traveling, hiking, and listening to live music.  There is no better way she can think of to spend 4 weeks of her summer than helping Western students uncover their passion around teaching English in the exquisite city of Queretaro.

Phone: 360-650-4949
Office: Miller Hall 215B


Mary Browning has taught ESOL and directed English language programs in the US and Canada for 30+ years. At Western, she teaches international students at the Intensive English Program. Her work experience has focused on English for Academic Purposes with graduate and undergraduate student populations. Besides EAP, Mary has worked in diverse ESOL settings including adult education, refugee resettlement, workforce programs, military bases, linguistic centers, a conversation school, and writing centers. Mary’s second language experience includes living and teaching in French-speaking milieus in Quebec and Cree First Nations reserves in northern Canada. Mary has an MA in Comparative Education and a TESOL Graduate Diploma from McGill University. She also serves as a CEA Reviewer.

Phone: 360-650-2391
Office: College Hall 249

Jose Luis Villa, OLE Center for Spanish Language and Culture

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Please click the budget sheet for program cost and payment information

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.