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Justin Wentzell

Justin Wentzell

Spanish Instructor

Justin WentzellJustin Wentzell is an instructor at Butte College who teaches both Spanish and French language classes. In addition to teaching, he is also an active participant in curriculum and program review as well as course development in the Foreign Languages Department.  Originally from New England, Justin moved frequently throughout his childhood and young adulthood, which has enriched his life culturally and linguistically.  Before, during, and following the years of his undergraduate studies, Justin studied and worked in various states and countries ranging from New York to Arizona (domestically) and from Guatemala to France (internationally).  The most formative experiences abroad, concerning Justin’s second and third language acquisition, were his sojourns in Guatemala, Spain and France. His enduring passion for inter-cultural comprehension and sensitivity has found a home serving the community of Butte College both at home and abroad. Justin will be co-leading Study Abroad in the Costa Rica program with Ileana Gantt during the Spring/Summer 2013.  In support of this program, Justin serves on the Study Abroad Committee and has been working closely with Professor Gantt to organize a meaningful experience (academically and personally) for students studying abroad, while keeping student costs down and personal edification high.  With enthusiasm, Justin would like to welcome all genuinely motivated and serious students of the Spanish language and Latin American cultures to consider the limitless benefits of participating in a study abroad program, such as Butte College’s Study Abroad in Costa Rica.  He opines: “When it comes to studying other cultures and languages unique and complex in their own expression, there is no learning environment more complete or efficient than the total linguistic and cultural immersion of physically being present in another country.”

Justin Wentzell can be contacted at:

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Phone – 895.2281

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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