Summer 2011 Feature Articles

UWL TESOL intern Lindsey Goff kept a photo journal of her summer mission trip teaching English in Guatemala. She writes, "It's hard to put into words exactly what I did, what I learned, and what I saw while in Guatemala. I think pictures speak louder than words, so here are a few to enjoy...Although these pictures are nowhere near the beauty of actually being in Guatemala, I hope you can get a small glimpse into what I experienced these past two months."

Lindsey Goff in Guatemala
UWL student Maria Reuters writes about her TESOL internship, "Before January 2011, I had no experience with TESOL, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I declared a minor in this field.  Little did I know, I was about to fall in love with TESOL after working in a Waukesha school with a girl named Xue Ting, from China."
Xue Ting & Maria Reuter


The UW-L TESOL program is part of the Department of Modern Languages.

Mission Statement:
 The ability to communicate across national and linguistic borders has become essential in our globalized world.  The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to help students develop the linguistic, literary and cross-cultural competence necessary to live, work and be lifelong learners in our diverse world.

Contact information:  Janis Hanson, TESOL Coordinator,

We dedicate our  website to the founding mother of the TESOL minor and the ESL Institute at UWL:
Dr. Mary Gayle Pifer.