We cultivate instructors with high specialization, allowing them to deal with social changes like globalization developments and university entrance exam reformation. Through overseas dispatching of English instructors, we promote efforts in cultivating instructors bearing an international mindset.
The goal of this training was expanding of student language activities, improving teacher instruction and English ability for the sake of cultivating communication skills, and encouraging understanding of other cultures.
140 foreign language (English) instructors (from junior high, high school and special needs schools) and English education development leaders were dispatched, with young people playing a central role.
We asked the teachers who participated in the aforementioned training to give their opinions.
Did you find this training useful towards improving your English teaching ability?
Was this training useful in improving your own language ability?
Conversations with my host family and the breakfast meeting with friends every Sunday blessed me with many chances to practice conversation. Even the university lessons offered me balanced training in the 4 Language Skills -- reading (lesson prep), listening (lectures), speaking (discussion) and writing (task reports) -- and was useful in improving my language ability. (High school)
Was this training useful in improving your understanding of foreign cultures?
Cultural exchange activities, holiday activities, the homestay and more let me experience a variety of cultures. There were also students of many different nationalities in class, letting me deepen my understanding of their cultures. (Junior high school)
Was the lesson assessment at the start and end of the training an appropriate method for measuring your own English teaching ability?
Having these at the start and end of training made me deeply consider how to incorporate the knowledge I'd learned at universities into my lessons, challenged me to do so. Also, it was good for us to see how our classmates' lessons changed. (Junior high school)