13 teachers from different schools across Moscow were brought together for the training based at a camp in Litvinovo Naro-Fominsk, in the middle of the Russian countryside. Five sessions over 12 and half hours were provided focusing on improving teaching skills. The group were trained in across a range of English teaching methods in reading, writing, debates, warm-ups and fillers.
The location of the training course was ideal for everyone, because once out in the country, this had a bonding effect on the group as everyone was out of their comfort zones. For ELA-Edinburgh, it was a chance for us to showcase what we can provide through one of our experienced and one of our students favourite, teachers. Douglas is also our in-house CertTESOL Teacher Trainer.
The chance to share knowledge and skills, between two cultures, created some new friendships too.