ODU TESOL in Atenas, Costa Rica

TSL 540 at Green Valley(ODU students at Green Valley School. Photo courtesy of Antonio Emanuel)

H. A. Rehm

Dr. Michele Regalla and Antonio Emanuel accompanied students in TSL 540, Cultural Diversity in Education, on a study abroad trip to Atenas, Costa Rica.  There, ODU students had a service learning experience at Green Valley School, teaching English in an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) context. The students at Green Valley have content classes in English and Spanish, which equips them with conversational and academic language in both languages.  The ODU students also completed an immersion-style Spanish language course, giving them firsthand experience in navigating the kind of struggles that ESL students in the U. S. are faced with every day. And on the weekends, they traveled to some popular tourist destinations, including the capital city of San Jose, Arenal Volcano, and Manuel Antonio National Park. In addition to admiring the beautiful flora and fauna of Costa Rica, these students gained valuable insight into another culture and into the process of language acquisition.

IMG_0349(Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of H. A. Rehm)

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to ODU TESOL in Atenas, Costa Rica

  1. Gwen says:

    I am so jealous! I also want to see more photos.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s