This week our Canterbury campus welcomes another 192 teacher trainees from Shumei University in Japan. On this specially designed four week course, they experience the education systems in Britain and in Europe, visiting schools in the UK and in France, Germany, Holland or Poland. In the schools, they observe lessons as well as teaching Japanese culture in the form of origami, calligraphy and language. In college, lessons are designed to target students’ productive and receptive language skills using communicative tasks and authentic materials. With a focus on Education, students also examine British school textbooks, learn new vocabulary and find out about the British education system. We encourage students to find out about life in a British University and to actively use their English in real world situations.