February 2011

Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

Part II: After a visit to the Brazilian federal police, I am all clear. I had to register to get my identity card. In the meantime, I have been extremely busy. My first "official" class was today. I've been doing some impromptu teaching since last week, however, today's class has been planned for a very long time. In fact, it relates directly to my master's project which examines positionality and the development of one's pedagogy. Class started out fine.

I began with an oral narrative of a traumatic academic experience followed by an examination of the narrative in written form. All of a sudden, class was interrupted by a crew of cameramen...

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Learn Spanish in the heart of Mexico this summer through UW Tacoma's language immersion program in Cuernacava, Mexico, starting June 12. The program, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any UW campus, offers Spanish language classes at all levels, promoting conversational language skills while exposing students to Mexican culture and traditions. The priority application date is March 21.

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Education graduate student, Jennifer Young, is spending six weeks teaching middle school students in Brazil this winter as part of a UW Tacoma independent study abroad program.

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Part I: I've been in Brazil for a couple of days now after a long flight which had a stop over in Peru. I have been busy non-stop. Marcelo, the director of the bilingual school, Piracicabano, picked me up in Sao Paulo with his wife Sandy. They gave me a quick update on breaking news in the country.

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