LISTO 2017 Program Details
This summer, attend LISTO for Teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico,
Tuesday, July 4 - Friday, July 21, 2017!
Take up to 6 college credits.
Spanish and TESOL Certification.
"I've taken Spanish language lessons before, but never in my life did I learn so much Spanish so fast, all while immersed in a living, beautiful culture which I was unfamiliar with before"
Gina Leeds - LISTO 2016
Monte del Sol Charter School - Special Education Teacher, Santa Fe, NM
This coming July, 2017, teachers have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the ancient and magical city of Oaxaca, while taking coursework and earning credits through Santa Fe Community College. In this Institute, teachers engaged in high-quality second-language pedagogy, intensive language training, and rich artistic, cultural traditions found in Oaxaca. Teachers meet for instruction Monday through Friday, with weekend excursions.
There are homestay or independent apartment housing options.
The SFCC TESOL Certificate consists of:
EDUC 260 Language Learning and Teaching
EDUC 262 TESOL
plus 6 credits of foreign languages.
Participants in the TESOL and Spanish Language Institute in Oaxaca, Mexico
can begin in January 2017 by taking EDUC 260 as an online course
and then taking EDUC 262 along with a Spanish course in July 2017, in Oaxaca.
After completing the certificate and NES TESOL exam, students are eligible to apply to the New Mexico Public Education Department for a TESOL Certificate
to be added to their teaching licenses.
* If you are a licensed teacher in a state other than New Mexico,
check with your state licensing bureau to verify reciprocity and/or acceptance
of SFCC TESOL coursework.
The cost of the program is $2700 including:
- Homestay from July 3 to July 21, 2017
- 3 meals per day
Air – It’s relatively easy to travel into the small airport in Oaxaca.
There are many direct flights into Oaxaca — such as United’s direct flight from Houston. Usually, however, itineraries will have you making a connection in Mexico City. A travel agent may be the best person to help you, as they still have access to low rates. But you can also shop around on line for economical air tickets. Flying out of Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, is significantly cheaper.
Additional Resources and Partners
Santa Fe Community College
Community Learning Network
Center for Social Sustainable Systems
The Brindle Foundation
Partners in Education
Santa Fe Innovation Park
Please review the links below for specific travel details
CDC Health Information to Travelers to Mexico
The Travel Safety of Oaxaca, Mexico (USA Today)
Learn more about Oaxaca
36 Hours: Oaxaca Mexico NY Times
The LISTO 2017 Summer Institute cohort is closed, but there has already been quite a bit of interest for 2018!