First Generation of Bilingual Teachers Graduate from Normal School of Guadalajara

July 20, 2017

In a formal graduation ceremony, the Normal School of Educators of Guadalajara and the Secretary of Education of Jalisco, reached their groundbreaking goal to graduate 96 bilingual primary school teachers of English, the very first generation in Mexico. The innovative curriculum and method of preparation is aligned with the overall goals of the Mexican education system to consistently enhance results within the public school system by preparing these bilingual teachers to excel with their students. It also demonstrates the academic and professional benefits that these new bilingual teachers obtained through this modern program of the Normal Schools in Mexico.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) played a key role in this innovative model by providing the CAL English Proficiency Tests (CAL EPT) necessary to validate and certify these teachers of English. Specifically, 96 students demonstrated their English proficiency, with each new teacher scoring at B2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale.  

CAL congratulates these professional educators as they embark upon a new career to improve and enhance the English proficiency levels of their students within the Mexican Public School system, preparing them for the future. 

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Graduation in GDL Mexico 7.20.17
Normal School Graduation GDL Mexico 7.20.17