OSEA now offers a Teaching English Service Learning Program. This program allows students to gain 8 credits of service learning in a multi-faceted Community Action Research project. We ask your assistance in letting your students, friends, and interested colleagues know about this exciting new opportunity.
We still have a few spaces left and are accepting applications on a rolling basis!
Students learn the conceptual foundation and practices of social based methodologies of language teaching. As well, students begin a process of learning Maya and local cultural traditions as a resource to be used in the teaching English classroom.
Students become Teachers who apply second language acquisition and anthropological theory learned in the classroom to create an English-language program for the residents of Pisté, México. The challenge is for the English teachers to design and employ activities and lessons that valorize Maya language, customs and history in the process of teaching English. Teachers become students of the Maya participants who are learning English.
Students become Ethnographers who use fieldwork methods to assess the ongoing learning process of the classroom. Ethnographer-Teachers use visual and audio-visual methods to document and analyze the transcultural dynamics of bilingual education in second language acquisition.
By learning, teaching, and researching, the OSEA Student-Participants enact a project of Community Action Research.
The SELT Project was initiated in 1997 as a 3 year program. In 2010 OSEA inaugurated a renewed and updated Teaching English Service Learning Program
Summer: 7 week program
Dates: Sunday May 22 to Saturday July 9, 2011. See the OSEA summer calendar.
Start: Start date is day of ARRIVAL on-site in Pisté in time for 2:00pm orientation meeting.
End: End date is the earliest date of Departure for successful completion of program.
Location: Pisté and Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México, and surrounding Maya Indian communities.
Credits: 8 credit hours at either undergraduate or graduate level.
Accreditation: Accredited Transcripts by the Universidad Autonóma de Yucatán.
Course Type: Service Learning / Hands-On Interactive Learning; Field Practicum.
Coursework: 60 Contact Hours and 140 Hours of Teaching & Research Practicum.
We thank you for the opportunity to tell you about this summer hands-on experiential, service learning program. Please assist us in distributing the attached flyer to your students, colleagues, friends, and other interested persons.
For more information please visit www.osea-cite.org, or email us at email@example.com!
OSEA also offers an Ethnography Field School and an Intensive Maya Language Immersion Program!
Visit “openschoolethnography” on YouTube, OSEA Ethnographic Field School on Facebook, or follow us at “oseafieldschool” on Twitter.
Open School for Ethnography and Anthropology
OSEA Administrator and Research Associate
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