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SELT — School of Experimental Language Training,

 

OSEA developed the SELT Project in 1997 as a 3 year community action project. In 2010 OSEA inaugurated a renewed and updated Teaching English Service Learning Program.


 

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2015 Teaching English Calendar of Activities

 

June 21, Sunday Arrival by 1pm on-site in OSEA
Orientation Meeting and Group Dinner
Shopping for Hammocks, Swimming at Dzitnup
Week 1

Maya Language, Ethnographic Methods, Teaching English
Promotion of Classes Begin
Announcement of dates for Registration or Inscripciones for Classes

Weekend Field Trip to Chichén Itzá, Cenote Swimming, Meeting Community Teachers

Week 2

Maya Language, Ethnographic Methods, Teaching English
Continued Promotion of Classes
eRegistration of Children & Adults in class (3 days) Define Teaching Schedule

Weekend Field Trip to Yaxunah, Cenote Swimming, Meeting Community Teachers
Week 3 English CLASSES Start Week Three
Teaching English, Ethnography of Classroom, Visual Documentation & Learning Assessment
Lab work to prepare research materials

Collaborative Transcultural Ethnography & Community Action Research

Week 4

Teaching English, Ethnography of Classroom, Visual Documentation & Learning Assessment
Lab work to prepare research materials

Collaborative Transcultural Ethnography & Community Action Research
Week 5

Teaching English, Ethnography of Classroom, Visual Documentation & Assessment of Learning
Lab work to prepare audio and visual research materials and begin writing up of final projects

Collaborative Transcultural Ethnography & Community Action Research
Week 6 Teaching English, Ethnography of Classroom, Visual Documentation & Learning Assessment
Lab work to prepare audio and visual research materials
Write Up Final Project
CLAUSURA Ceremony of End of Teaching English Classes

Collaborative Transcultural Ethnography & Community Action Research

Aug 1
Saturday

 

Final Meeting in the Morning, Turn In Final Projects by Noon
Field Season Ends / Departures after 1pm

Writing Up Research Project Independent Ethnography Fieldwork

 

NOTE: Specific locations and dates for Program Field Excursions are subject to change and modification.

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