During this month-long program, your will use reflections, discussion, and theoretical readings to explore where language and culture come together, and how this affects the teaching of ESL/EFL.
The program's service-learning component allows you to apply what you are learning during a week-long "English Camp" for local elementary school children. Through this experience, you will develop interactive lessons that integrate the Costa Rican national science curriculum while exploring ways to teach non-native speakers.
Courses are taught in both state-of-the art classrooms and "living classroom" excursions.
Students will earn credit for all three courses of the ESOL Endorsement Program:
The 155-acre campus in San Luis de Monteverde includes computer labs, bungalows, a student union, and recreational facilities. There are nearly 3 miles of hiking trails throughout the property, along with a working organic farm and reforestation nursery.