Special program: Panama Bilingue

Office of Global Engagement


From right, Stockton University First Lady Lynne Kesselman and President Harvey Kesselman, meet with Universidad Latina de Panama Director de Operaciones Antonio Valero and Panama Secretaria General Nadiya de Ungo, at the university.

Stockton University has been approved by the Panamanian Ministry of Education to offer training to teachers from Panama as part of the government’s Bilingue Initiative.


The goal of the program is to train as many as 10,000 Panamanian teachers over five years in the latest teachings methods and techniques for classroom success, including the use of technology.  Participants will also have the opportunity to expand on their own language skills, as they are immersed in an English-speaking culture.  


The first group of teachers from Panama is expected to arrive in January.  Stockton will offer two programs and anticipates hosting 24 to 30 participants in each:

  • The first program is an eight-week program for working teachers to enhance their ESL teaching methodology, pedagogic skills and the use of technology in the classroom.
  • The second program, for pre-service teachers studying to work as English teachers or elementary school teachers, will be a 16-week program focusing on English language acquisition, ESL classroom methodologies, and technology training.


Please use this online application to submit your application materials.

  1. Click the “Apply Now” button, and select the term you wish to apply.
  2. Click “OK” on the pop-up window to continue.
  3. Select “I do not have login credentials to this site.” and click submit.
  4. Complete the section with your personal information and a valid email address.
  5. An email with your temporary log-in information will be sent to you.  Click “OK” on the pop-up window and check your email.
  6. Open the link from your email and start your online application by following the instruction.
  • Arrival: 01/15/2018
  • Orientation: 01/16/2018
  • Classes begin: 01/16/2018
  • Classes end: 03/08/2018
  • Departure: 03/10/2018


Participants will be housed at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

Classes and Activities

Participants will attend classes, participate in local social and cultural events, and explore the region more broadly through trips to Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C.  See a tentative weekly schedule below: 








9:00am – 1:00pm

ELS language training

ELS language training

ELS language training

ELS language training

ELS language training



 Lunch break

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Technology training

Teaching methodology

Technology training

Teaching methodology

Leadership workshop
Classroom observation

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Digital portfolio update

Digital portfolio update

Digital portfolio update

Digital portfolio update

Digital portfolio update

*Excursion/off-campus activities date and time are subject to change

Contact Information: 

Program Administrator:
India P. Karavackas, J.D., Director
Office of Global Engagement

Phil Malfitani, Director
ELS Center

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