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English Language Teaching
The opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the English Language Teaching (ELT) field in Guatemala.
Profesorado de Enseñanza Media especializado en Inglés and Licenciatura in English Language Teaching (ELT).
The opportunity to become a teacher of the English language and a manager and director of an English Language program.
Facultad de Educación
Pause, critically analyze, and act to change and improve on the professional and personal levels.
Culture and language
Make connections between culture and language and have a better understanding of cross-cultural communication.
Management of elt
Become an effective and efficient manager of an ELT program.
Teaching and learning
Develop teaching-learning strategies that enhance the acquisition of a second language.
Design English Language Teaching curricula, that meets the needs of a second language community.
- Creates learning conditions.
- Facilitates and guides second language learning.
- Implements English language instruction and ongoing assessment.
- Elaborates conditions to develop appreciation for another culture and own.
- Is a reflective practitioner.
- Designs English Language Teaching programs.
- Manages an English Language Teaching program.
- Researches issues in English Language Teaching. Manages an English Language Teaching program.
AREAS OF EXCELLENCE
- English Language teacher development & general education practices.
- English language.
- Second Language Acquisition (SLA) & curriculum design.
- Management and leadership.
- Research in ELT.
Graduates implement current principles and methodology of English Language Teaching and general educational practices. They are conscientious, educational team leaders with a solid theoretical understanding of and a practical approach to the academic, pedagogical, and managerial areas in the field. Graduates are reflective practitioners, continuously developing professionally beyond the classroom.
AREAS OF ACTION
English Language Teaching graduates can expect to be tutors of the language and English teachers in private and public sector educational institutions. As program managers they are team leaders in a language academy or school, guiding staff members and innovating and improving English programs.
At UVG, future English Language Teaching graduates witness good teaching practices, that can be imitated in the secondary classroom context. Professors frequently step aside, facilitating active learning and allowing the teacher to assess student’s grasp of the new concepts. Steady, consistent feedback both individually and collectively allows students to focus on personal growth and areas of need. And student’s feedback gives professors the opportunity to adjust the teaching-learning process. Students get the time and space to self-reflect so they can plan, organize, and monitor their own work and learning process. Professor’s passion for the field stimulates student’s engagement and a positive responses to the learning process.