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  • Locations: Leon, Spain
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Early Fall
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Program Information:

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Location Leon, Spain
Academic Term Early Fall
08/23/2019 - 09/13/2019
Estimated Program Fee $4,500
Credits 5
Prerequisites Students must have excellent English and a strong interest in language teaching. Though no experience is required, should the program be oversubscribed, those with teaching training and/or experience will have priority.
Program Directors Sandra Silberstein | tq@uw.edu
Jennifer Evans | jenetic@uw.edu
Program Manager Darielle Horsey | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2019
Extended Application Deadline March 17, 2019
Information Sessions TBD - Please contact program directors for more information
HIGHLIGHTS
General This program will give participants the opportunity to practice language teaching techniques in an international context.
Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.
 

Program Description

The main feature of this program is an internship, which will allow program participants to teach English 8 hours/week to local Spanish speakers, primarily at the university level. The internship will be accompanied by a class given by Program Directors Professor Sandra Silberstein and Jennifer Evans, including instruction in language pedagogy, daily debriefing and support, weekly writing assignments, and a final project, as well as a formal observation by the Program Directors.

Teaching English in Spain will give program participants the opportunity to practice language teaching techniques in an international context. By being immersed in a "foreign" culture, participants will gain cultural awareness, experience, and empathy that will make them stronger professionals in the United States and elsewhere. We have discovered that pairing graduate and undergraduate interns provides the former with invaluable teacher training experience, and provides undergraduates with close mentoring that allows them to successfully engage in a wide range of activities. Graduate students will register under English 578, undergraduates under English 474.

 

LOCATION

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Sites

Leon, Spain

Housing

Student pairs share well-appointed apartments in the Seminario (a renovated 18th-century seminary). It is close to the UW Center and allows students areas to work in teams on their teaching.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students must have excellent English and a strong interest in language teaching. Though no experience is required, should the program be oversubscribed, those with teaching training and/or experience will have priority.

Students should be able to comfortably walk 20-30 minutes in a city environment, or have access to a wheel chair that can accommodate some cobblestones and pavers.

Credits

5 UW Quarter Credits

Courses

English 578; English 474: TESOL in Spain (5 credits) VLPA (for ENGL 474)

In this TESOL internship, students develop their understanding of the technical, interpersonal, practical, and cultural elements involved in effective ESOL (English to speakers of other languages) teaching. This course involves 8 hours a week of language teaching; daily planning and program development; and a daily seminar session. The seminar is designed to support the interns' teaching. It involves instruction in language pedagogy, daily debriefing, weekly writing assignments and a final project, as well as a formal observation by the Program Directors. Graduate students will earn credit for English 578, undergraduates will earn credit for English 474.

Learning goals include:
Students develop their understanding of the technical, interpersonal, practical, and cultural elements involved in effective ESOL (English to speakers of other languages) teaching. These will be assessed through journaling, class participation, observation of students' teaching, and a final project.

 



 

 


 

 


 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Sandra Silberstein
Professor Emerita, English


tq@uw.edu

Jennifer Evans
Part-time Lecturer, English


jenetic@uw.edu

 

 

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $4,500

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,200)
  • Food (about $15-20/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.64/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: October 11, 2019

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW Study Abroad administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Below are some ways to find additional support.

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure online orientation provided by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You will be able to access the online orientation through your study abroad application once you have been accepted to a program. Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal application is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a withdrawal application to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.