Program Details

Teaching English abroad is a popular career choice for recent college graduates. On this program, we will discuss psychological, sociological and linguistic aspects of second language learning, while examining the practices, pedagogies, and ideologies of
Location:
Arica, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 8/17/2013 End Date: 9/14/2013

Courses

Linguistics 180 or 192 180: Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic theories of second language learning. Connections between theoretical perspectives and pedagogical practices in formal and informal second language settings, with focus on tutoring. Impact of sociocontextual factors (e.g., gender, ethnicity). Fieldwork requirement. GE credit: Div, Wrt | SS, WE.—I. Menard-Warwick
192: Internship applying linguistic-related skills to a fieldwork project in areas such as media, law, or industry, in approved organizations or institutions.(P/NP grading only.)
Linguistics 198. Directed Group Study. P/NP grading only.

Teaching English abroad is a popular career choice for recent college graduates. On this program, we will discuss psychological, sociological and linguistic aspects of second language learning, while examining the practices, pedagogies, and ideologies of English language teaching in Arica, Chile—a relaxed, inexpensive, off-the-beaten-track beach town at the edge of the Atacama Desert. You will live in the home of a local family and serve as a conversation partner or tutor for students at the local university. Field trips will explore a variety of English classes around Arica, and will include a weekend excursion to the nearby Andes. Basic Spanish is helpful for getting around twn, but the program is taught in English.



Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Students will primarily be staying in single rooms with local families or doubles in a pousada.

About Chile
About Arica (from Lonely Planet)
"Things move at a slow pace in Chile's northernmost city, just 20km from the Peruvian border. Best described as a city-cum-beach-resort, Arica enjoys summery weather year-round. It is also blessed with warm sea currents and exhilarating surfing breaks. However, there's plenty here for landlubbers too: an iron church, a dramatically situated battleground and some of the world's oldest known mummies, just to name a few. Arica is also a common jumping-off point for trips up to the heady heights of Parque Nacional Lauca."

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