Teacher Education — TESOL and Spanish Language Institute

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About the Program

A collaboration between Santa Fe Community College and Language Institute for Sustainability and Transformative Education @ Oaxaca, Date TBA

Teachers can now earn a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsement in as few as two semesters through online courses, coupled with professional language and cultural immersion through LISTO (Language Institute for Sustainability and Transformative Education) summer intensive classes in Oaxaca, Mexico.  The new program is a partnership between SFCC and LISTO.

Visit the LISTO website to learn more and apply.

Are you interested in earning your Bilingual Certificate? Earn 3 credits toward your Bilingual Certificate and participate in the month-long Spanish immersion program to help prepare for La Prueba, the Spanish proficiency test required for earning the Bilingual Certificate. Spanish credits can be earned as well, and a variety of Spanish level are offered to meet your needs.

Why Oaxaca?

LISTO for teachers is based in and around Ciudad de Oaxaca, México, in a state with over 500 municipalities and 40 distinct languages in the southern part of Mexico, home to the spicy chocolate mole sauce, dances such as the Guelaguetza, traditional handmade clothes, black pottery and hand-woven rugs.  The people of Oaxaca are proud of their traditions, and still preserve them after 500 years of colonization and modernity.  Near the city of Oaxaca are the ancient ruins of Monte Alban, coffee, banana and agave plantations, and numerous villages known for crafts such as woodworking or pottery.

To register for online classes (EDU 260 and other language courses), contact Assistant Professor, TESOL and bilingual, Bethany Muller, 505-428-1749.

Apply on the LISTO website, or for more information contact:

Randy Grillo
Bilingual & LISTO Coordinator, Monte del Sol Charter School

Stephen DeGiulio
SFCC Teacher Education, Professor

Dawn Wink
Director, Department of Teacher Education Teacher Education, Assistant Professor