This week our Canterbury campus welcomes 196 teacher trainees from Shumei University in Japan. On this specially designed four week course, they experience the education system in Britain by visiting schools in the UK and observing lessons. They also teach aspects of 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.