15 Chinese teachers complete GEI internship program


Fifteen teachers from Beijing, China recently completed Global Educations Institute (GEI)’s four-week training and internship program in which international educators work side-by-side with American schoolteachers.

The teachers from China began two weeks of training in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at GEI’s Chapel Hill campus Jan. 29.  The teachers then participated in a two-week homestay , through Feb. 23, at the homes of individual American teachers and shadowed those teachers in their jobs with local schools where the visitors were exposed to advanced teaching methodologies including Flipped Classroom, Project Based Inquiry (PBI), CHATS Model and Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Participating schools placed the teachers in five different local elementary schools to practice these and other methodologies.  The teachers also lectured on Chinese culture for groups of 50 or more and helped American students gain new perspectives through personal interactions with the foreign guest teachers.

The Beijing Education Commission selected the 15 teachers from among hundreds of applicants.