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San Diego State University


Project Class EL Immersion Trip - Oaxaca, 2015


Oaxaca Mexico summer 2015 local girl poses with flowers


Preparation for Summer Immersion

  • 8 seminars with Bilingual Teachers
  • Ice breakers/ getting to know our partners
  • Behavior interventions
  • Academic interventions
  • Presentations
  • Paperwork and preparation for trip


Homestay photo: Group shot


Weekly schedule


  • Eric Pohlenz – interventions (4/week) & PBIS
  • Supervision from graduate students
  • Lunch
  • Nanixhe Restaurant/reflections


  • Spanish lessons
  • Whole group reflections (2/week)


  • Homework / partner collaboration / family time
  • Weekend excursions
Photo: Homestay group learning to make tamales with host
Learning to make tamales


  • Family time and food
  • Practicing the language
  • Learning about the Oaxacan culture


Private school (Eric Pohlenz)

  • Teacher Workshop
  • Interventions
  • PBIS
Photo: Kids and teachers, Eric Pohlenz group, private school
Photo: Young students enjoying lunch
Lunch time
Photo: Teacher workshop, summer 2015, Oaxaca
Teacher workshop
Photo: Summer 2015 immersion group photo outdoors


Classes, field trips


Photo: Summer immersion group poses in Venigúzala

 Venigúzala (language school)
Photo: Summer immersion group poses in Venigúzala


Cultural excursions

  • Tour of the city
  • Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Teotitlan, Mezcalería
  • Chinantla
  • Open weekend to explore the city
Photo: Weaver's shop with colorful dyed yarn
Photo: Immersion students mountain view from rock ledge


Photo: Students gather around fire pit


Tour, exploring


Photo: Group of costumed performers in masks

 Photo: Students pose with dancers in colorful dresses

 Photo: Group shot with mountain view in background



 Photo: Reading to a group of young children


Photo: Immersion group poses with large leaved plants


Photo: Immersion group poses in front of water


Photo: SDSU scholar poses with local children