"You gave us many teaching techniques which were useful not only for ESL teachers, but teachers in other subjects also." Teacher from Anubanchonburi School, Thailand
A group of primary school teachers from Thailand left both their country and their professional comfort zones to develop their primary teaching skills with British Council Singapore. The teachers, from a government school in Chonburi in the east of Thailand, spent a week in Singapore learning about teaching methodologies for more active learning.
The teachers, who taught a range of subjects, had an intensive week of learning, including a field trip to Singapore’s famous Botanical Gardens, where they looked at how learning could take place outside the classroom. They spent a morning walking through the Gardens, immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of nature, and then learning how these rich experiences could be transferred into the classroom to make lessons more fun and engaging.
Despite all teaching different subjects, the course was very successful and the teachers all benefitted from the training.
“Their dedication and excitement toward continued professional development was an inspiration and joy to witness.” Martin Yakabuski, Training Consultant, British Council Singapore
Soon after returning to Chonburi, one of the teachers reported that “Some teachers in our group have used some vocabulary teaching activities in their class, and it was successful. Their students enjoyed and could remember the words the teachers taught.”
To find out more about bespoke teacher training courses offered by the British Council Singapore please contact the Singapore Teacher Development team.