Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran


The following paper is a description and analysis of a four-day teacher training workshop which took place in February and March of 1081 in Zacatecas, Mexico. It was designed to provide English teachers with the opportunity to experience various techniques that are currently used in teaching ESL. The design and implementation of the workshop are presented in detail. Several major issues which were brought out during the workshop process and became a significant part of the discussions will also be explored. These include the applicability of certain ESL techniques to the Mexican classroom, cross-cultural communication and its role in teacher training, the current realities of language teaching in Mexico, and finally, humanistic classrooms: their implications for educational planning and teacher training within the Mexican school system.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development