Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Info Meeting for the Advanced Field Methods Seminar in Teotitlán de Valle, Mexico!

The informational meeting for the 6th Annual Advanced Field Methods Seminar is coming up. Please spread the word and tell your friends and classmates about this opportunity!

Come find out more about this exciting study abroad program! The meeting will be held NEXT Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, at 12:30 pm, in HUM 203.
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
When: June 13 — July 4, 2009
Where: Teotitlán de Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico
Prerequisites: English 424, English 421, English 727 (offered this Spring 2009), and proficiency in Spanish with at least one year of college level Spanish.

This three-week short-term study abroad program offered as a 3-unit summer school course through the College of Humanities and CEL, is a unique opportunity for students to participate in an ongoing linguistic field project in Oaxaca, Mexico. Be a part of helping document an endangered language and preserving a culture.

Participants will:
  • Participate in a collaborative community-based research project
  • Conduct linguistic fieldwork on location
  • Help document the endangered dialect of Teotitlán, Zapotec
  • Learn about dictionary making and archiving oral tradition
  • Build community ties through living in a Zapotec village

Program includes:
  • Lodging with a Zapotec family
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets with seminar group
  • 3 SFSU course units that will count as an elective toward an English BA, Linguistics MA, and MATESOL degrees and possibly other degrees.

2 comments:

maihien mayhem said...

anyone wanting to check out 2008's oaxaca trip, here's my photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/minorchaos/Mexico2008#

feel free to hit me up with any questions you might have! :)

Kim W. said...

These are great Maihien! Thanks for sharing.

Noah and I also went to Oaxaca last summer, to prepare for next summer's research project. I took lots of pictures too! Very much looking forward to summer in the field.