Another exciting and improbable event for Train The Teacher at British Council, Hong Kong. Our thanks go to Margaret, Irene and Sakura from British Council; Phyllis from CUP, and Lavender from Cambridge English for the excellent organization and guidance on the event. The venue was packed with our largest numbers to date: oversubscribed and in excess of 70 of Hong Kong’s best teachers.
Our objectives were to clarify aspects of teaching and learning in the classroom that drive language acquisition; to highlight the importance of, and techniques for, developing listening skills; to simplify a student centered approach to learning vocabulary; to source the best placement tests for Young Learners; and to identify what we should look for in the writing parts of Starters, Movers and Flyers. As per our normal process, all teachers who attended were provided with a USB of the training material and a certificate of attendance.
The event was a lot of fun for the trainer and teachers with a myriad of questions on how we evolved our language skills, and what fun it can be in using them.
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the audience – Chris Lee, fresh off our Trinity CertTESOL at the Edge in Yaumatei; Victor Ma with 7 of his staff from Bright International; Michael Affatato from Early Bird; and thanks also to Vivi, Jessica, Seri, Michael and Melissa for their contributions within the training. There are more, so please forgive me for not mentioning you. Thanks to those of you who have enquired about school discounts for the Trinity CertTESOL for staff; and thanks also to the many more who came (some of whom applied but missed out on the number limit). They include staff from:
NET Section, Education Bureau; Eduseeds Digital Classroom; Genius Kids Early English Learning Centre; EDUWISE MACAU; Windsor Education; Kids First English; Ready to Learn; Star English North Point; Skybird; Funtastic Education Limited; First Little Step; Explore Learning (Hong Kong) Company Limited; YAN OI TING EDUCATION CENTRE; Train The Teacher; Ready to Learn; Clarity Academy Limited; ismagic Production Consultants; Mills International Preschool; Polaris Education; Young Learners English Time;
Fiona Rawlinson Private Tutor; Funtastic Education Limited; York Education Academy; The Korean International School; Education Bureau; AIDA; Synergy Education Provider Company Limited; Bon Kids Learning Centre; Kids First English; Maestro Education; KiddyGarten Education Centre; Private Tutoring; Glory Learning House; Star English North Point; Education Bureau of Hong Kong; POCA Wan Ho Kan Primary School; Bright International Education (Causeway Bay); IB Linguistics Hong Kong Limited; Athens Education; AIDA; Young Learners English Time; Brightstar Link; EMC Campus; Solar Education Centre; Dr. Smart Education Centre; St. Johannes College; Bright International Education (Macau); One Stop English; Apple English Learning Centre; 101 Learning Mall; Touch2Learn Education Centre; VENTURE English Language Training Centre; Miss Mary's Creative Learning Centre; HPSHCC; The Essential (MHV) Ltd; Early Bird English; Organic Learning; Babington Education Centre (Lei King Wan); Primo Learning Center; Glory Learning House; Ace Learning; Bright International Education (Macau); Tsing Yi Trade Association Tin Shui Wai Kindergarten; KiddyGarten Education Centre; YAN OI TONG; Jerry's English World Education Centre; Graceful Hands Kids Learning Center (T.K.O.) Branch; HKU SPACE Community College; Explore Learning (Hong Kong) Company Limited; 101 Learning Mall; Korean International School Hong Kong; Synergy Education Provider Company Limited; York Education Academy; Genius Kids Early English Learning Centre; Cheerful Kids; The Korean International School; Touch2Learn Education Ltd; Chatter-Box Educational Group; St Louis School; Jerry’s English World; Jerry's English World Education Centre; HPSHCC; English For Asia Ltd; Clarity Academy Limited; Bright International Education (Mong Kok); Touch2Learn Education Centre; YAN OI TING EDUCATION CENTRE; Greenville Education Company Limited; Happy Feet Learning Centre; Bright & Brilliant English Learning Centre; Graceful Hands Kids Learning Center (T.K.O.) Branch; Dr. Smart Education Centre.