The information on this site is for the 2013 program. This information may still be helpful if you're interested in attending in 2014. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
Penn State offers an exciting alternative to the ESL certificate program taught on campus. The ESL certificate can now be completed with a field teaching experience abroad. The immersion program includes courses at Penn State University Park and at the Universidad de Otavalo, in Ecuador, during a summer intensive study experience. The program is completed in one calendar year, beginning in January and ending in August. So that teachers can participate from a distance, courses on the Penn State University Park campus are scheduled during weekend sessions and complemented by online learning. In mid-June, the group travels to Ecuador's Andean highlands for an intense five-week learning and practice teaching experience.
Read Penn State's newswire articles about the TESL program:
- Ecuador Cultural Immersion for Education Students (April 2012)
- Penn State program offers ESL teaching experience in Ecuador (May 2012)
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