FASS’s English Language Development Unit has completed a successful contract for the Korean Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education.
In January, 15 Korean teachers of English came to the University with a supervisor from the Office of Education to immerse themselves in a four-week English language programme that included modules on teaching methodology and British life and culture.
The teachers stayed with local host families, and we organised visits to local schools to observe language lessons. The feedback has been very positive, and Enterprise Support is in discussion about signing up to a longer term deal that would see a similar programme run in the future (although possibly in the summer as the teachers complained that it was very cold and dark!).
Course Director Kathryn Richardson said: “This is the first time the Chungcheongbuk-do Offi ce of Education has come to the UK, and we are honoured to be chosen as their destination university. We hope to welcome more of their teachers here in future years.”
Last year, the English Language Development Unit provided a similar course for a group of Chinese Engineers from Tianjin University as part of a larger contract they had with the Faculty of Engineering.
If your department offers continuing professional development to overseas cohorts and could benefit from combining with a short course in professional English Language development – for engineers, lawyers or teachers, for example – please get in touch.
Similarly, we would like to hear from academics with links to overseas universities and professional organisations that might be interested in this service.
Contact Catherine Sheppard, Business Development Manager on
ext. 67431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgina Cox, Enterprise Support