Wednesday 29 June 2016

Hong Kong Skyline

Fourteen second year students from the University of Northampton’s School of Education will be spending the next six weeks teaching in Hong Kong.

The students, all in their second year, studying BA Qualified Teacher Status and BA Special Educational Needs & Inclusion, will be participating in the WSE Cosmopolitan Youth English Summer Camps 2016 in Hong Kong. The programme is a six week long, teaching placement, where the students will hone their communication and teaching skills by working at primary, secondary and special needs school in Hong Kong teaching spoken English.

The Wofoo Social Enterprise organised the trip supported by the British Council, the Hong Kong Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Speaking ahead of the trip, Emily Whetton, a second year Primary Education student said: “I’m very excited about this opportunity, while in Hong Kong I will spend time on working in variety of different schools, I will actually be teaching outside of my chosen age group of Primary age students, that’s going to be challenging, but will develop my teaching skills.

“We have spent time preparing our lesson plans and activities ahead of the trip, my lesson focus on encouraging the pupils’ independent creative thought and development of their spoken English through interactive and fun packed activity-based curriculum. I’m very much looking forward to experiencing teaching in a new culture.”

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