Mexican students rehearse for Cinco de Mayo

Russell Lindquist

Students from Escuela Normal De Atlacomulco rehearse for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.    (Photo: Adriana Monroy Rodríguez)

Russell Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Virginia Berger, one of Grossmont’s instructors of English as a Second Language (ESL), has helped Grossmont to coordinate dozens of exchange students from Mexico’s Northwestern city of Atlacomulco for a three-month English-immersion program, here in San Diego, the conclusion of which will graduate the students as instructors of ESL in their native country, Mexico.

“ has been taking place since 2001. The students who will perform are going to become ESL Teachers in México, in middle schools,” said Professor Adriana Monroy Rodríguez.  She and Professor Elizabeth Martinez are instructors of ESL in Mexico; both are also academic assistants to the Vice President of Escuela Normal De Atlacomulco from which the students also hail.

The exchange students rehearsed in the main quad on Wednesday, May 4th, for the upcoming folk dancing that they will perform there, on the 5th of May at noon, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, under the direction of Professors Martinez and Rodríguez.


Lindquist is Managing Editor of the GC Summit; email him at [email protected]