We are very excited to have English Language Fellow David Williams staying with us for 10 months in ATICANA BNC! And we feel very proud to have an EFL in ATICANA, for the first time! It’s an incredible opportunity for our teachers to develop and our BNC to shine as an institution.
My name is David Williams, sometimes David Williams Castillo. Originally from the farmlands of Michigan, I moved to the Southwest desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico where I grew up. After completing my Bachelor’s in History and English at the University of New Mexico in 2001, I decided to move to Guadalajara, Mexico to study for a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate. I completed the program and fell in love with teaching English. I stayed in Mexico for 6 years until I decided in 2007 that it was time to get a Master’s degree so that I could have a deeper understanding of my career and the people I serve. I returned to Albuquerque, re-started my life in the United States and completed my program in LanguageLiteracy and Socio-cultural Studies (LLSS with concentrations in TESOL –Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages- and Bilingual Education). Since then, I have worked in the area of Adult Education, Developmental Education, TESOL, Language Acquisition and Teacher Training, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! As of 2019, I have the honor to become the English Language Fellow at ATICANA Binational Center Tucuman, Argentina. I am beyond excited about moving to Argentina, meeting new colleagues and experiencing how this new chapter will change my life. Thank you!