SGI had great pleasure in providing, at the end of November, a two week teacher training course for five University lecturers of English from the prestigious Tomsk University of Siberia Russia. The teacher training focused on how to effectively teach academic writing, and all participants expressed great satisfaction with the course content and indeed the entire experience of coming to London.
With the ideas and techniques gained from the course, the English lecturers are now equipped to introduce their new found knowledge back in their university classrooms. David Birch, one of the lead trainers on the course said, “I think the participants got a lot out of thinking about what they do away from their home environment and there was the added bonus of giving them all the opportunity to discuss at length topics in English, and so work on their English fluency”.
Now the connection has been forged, it is hoped that there will be further collaboration between St George International and Tomsk University. Currently under discussion is the possibility of running teacher refresher courses on site at the university.