Posted on 27 June 2014
A group of Chinese and European teachers from the southern Chinese province of Hainan this week began a month long visit to Guildford College, to learn about English teaching and learning methods. The initiative is part of a joint project to deliver A Levels in which Chinese students will study for one year in China and a further year in the UK.
The teachers, who will soon be delivering Cambridge International A Levels in their own country, observed lessons in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. They also took part in developmental sessions on lesson planning and supporting learning with a virtual learning environment, via the College’s own tool, Moodle.
Director of International, Peter Walker said: “The College is increasingly looking to develop partnerships with overseas colleges and universities where we deliver training and courses ‘in-country’. The UK education system is widely regarded and renowned and this type of ‘export’ activity not only helps the UK economy but adds greatly to our cultural understanding of each other”.
During their time in the UK the group will also be taking a tour of nearby Merrist Wood College, part of the Guildford College Group; visiting the University of Surrey; improving their English and taking in the sights and culture of Windsor, Oxford, London, Brighton, Bath and Portsmouth.
Every year Guildford College‘s International Centre supports students from over 90 countries to study a range of courses to enable them to improve their English, access other subjects and go on to benefit the local and wider economy or return home with new knowledge and skills.