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Mexico-Queretaro: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Session 3
August 17 to September 15 (9 Credits)
TESL 437C Seminar in TESOL (2 Credits)
TESL 437E Spanish for Educators (5 Credits)
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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.
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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