NMSU Welcomes 50 Ecuadorean Teachers

New Mexico State University is set to host more than 50 Ecuadorean teachers who are seeking to learn English.

NMSU announced Thursday that the Ecuadorean teachers are scheduled to take part is a two-semester English language program funded by the Ecuadorean government. The "Go Teacher" program is aimed at improving English education in that country's schools.

School officials say the first group of teachers will study at NMSU between Jan. 15 and Aug. 15, and will likely to be followed by additional groups in later semesters.

The Ecuadorean Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has budgeted $10 million per year over a three-year period to send 3,000 teachers to North America for similar training.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.