Please join us on 16 March in NCH 298 (Language Commons) for a roundtable on language teaching in developing regions. The roundtable, "Tele-Communicative Teaching in Resource Limited Sites: UVA-Based TESOL Practicum Students and English Language Learners in Quetzaltenango," will be moderated by Professor Elizabeth Wittner, Academic Director and Coordinator, International Teaching Assistant Program, UVA Center for American English Language and Culture.
The UVA Guatemala Initiative, led by Dr. David Burt in the School of Medicine, partnered with the Center for American English Language and Culture (CAELC) to create a remote-site language learning program with partners in resource-limited areas of Guatemala. After three years, this improbable collaboration is building a sustainable distance learning program. The TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate practicum supervising instructor and co-creator of the English Language Enrichment Collaborative (ELEC), will present and discuss program design, technological, logistical and pedagogical aspects of this program, while practicum students will discuss their experiences teaching English on-line to Guatemalan learners as part of their fieldwork for the TESOL Certificate Program.
To learn more about UVa-based indigenous language initiatives in Guatemala, please click here.