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Yumi from Japan

Yumi from Japan

Two Week English Teacher Refresher Course

I took an English Teacher Refresher Course in London this summer. They have four types of refresher course and I chose Methodology For Secondary Teachers.

I’ve been teaching at a secondary school in Japan for two years and 7 months. I had gotten used to teaching, but I felt my ways of teaching are old-fashioned and routine at the same time.  At first I thought it might be difficult to improve my English teaching skills, as well as my English, just in two weeks, but I did, thanks to great teachers and students. The teachers were always cheerful and we were encouraged to speak, discuss and have fun during all the classes. I was impressed with the teachers’ attitude and aptitude. All the classes were well-prepared and I got a lot of new ideas about creative ways of teaching vocabulary, speaking, and reading.

I also joined the social programme almost every day, such as walking tours and going to the theatre. I had a great time learning, enjoying the city, and exchanging ideas with students and teachers from all over the world. The opportunities at St. George International broadened my perspectives and I hope I can have a great time there again.

Yumi from Japan, Methodology for Secondary Teachers 2015


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