This month our Canterbury campus has welcomed 220 teacher trainees from Shumei University in Japan. On this specially designed four week course, lessons are designed to target students’ productive and receptive language skills using communicative tasks and authentic materials. With their focus on education, students examine British school textbooks, learn new vocabulary and find out about the British education system.They also visit schools in the UK and observe lessons.
In return, they teach aspects of Japanese culture in the form of origami, calligraphy and language.We also encourage students to find out about life in a British University and to actively use their English in real world situations. The course also includes a two day trip to venues relevant to their specialism – the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum Loughborough University, Oxford, Stratford on Avon amongst many.