Teachers from Azerbaijan complete week-long education course

Posted by pt91 at Apr 13, 2016 02:58 PM |
English Language Training Unit and Education CPD+ host sessions on English language teaching, practical teaching skills, and use of technological resources

At the end of March a group of teachers from Azerbaijan took part in a week-long course focused on developing English language teaching, practical teaching skills, and use of technological resources in education. The course was a joint venture, run by the English Language Training Unit (ELTU) and Education CPD+ (School of Education).

The course, delivered for the Ministry of Education in Azerbaijan and supported by the British Council, also included sessions on British life and culture, with a particular focus on the works of William Shakespeare. The teachers learned about his plays and influence by visiting the Richard III Visitor Centre and Shakespeare’s house in Stratford-upon-Avon to understand how they might use his work to teach students learning English as a foreign language.

The teachers also took part in visits to local schools where they were able to compare the methods and styles of teaching with that of Azerbaijan and gain new insights into how the UK Education system differs.

Sessions also involved experimenting with education technology for use inside and outside the classroom via distance learning and the creation of ‘resource centres’ to be used by students across Azerbaijan.

The teachers taking part found the programme to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience, with participants praising the ‘quality and professional approach of trainers’ and the ‘variety of sessions and content’. Everyone involved enjoyed the opportunity to forge new links with educators across the world and now look forward to welcoming future groups.

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