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DATE: May 9, 2013 8:08:43 AM PDT
WWU to Introduce a New Online Spanish Language Course for Educators

Contact: Trish Skillman, Western Washington University Woodring College of Education TESOL program director, Trish.Skillman@wwu.edu , (360) 650-3336.

BELLINGHAM ­­− Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education will offer a new online course for educators in its Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program.

Spanish Language for Teachers (TESL 497F) is an online course designed for educators and community members who seek the opportunity to begin or improve their Spanish language skills to better communicate with students and families. 

At the appropriate learner proficiency level, this course will provide access to native language Spanish instructors who focus on the practical language skills needed for communication. Participants will have opportunities to explore resources for continued language development after the course is complete.

The three-credit class includes three hours a week of online instruction and outside study. It is taught in a 9-week session with flexible scheduling options and a small group format.

In an increasingly globalized world, a TESOL certificate demonstrates evidence of in-depth training that opens doors to international and domestic opportunities.

For more information, please visit www.wwu.edu/tesol, email tesol@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3336.

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