Thompson Rivers University

6-week program can lead to teaching in China

  Posted on: October 29, 2015

A six-week TRU program could be a direct ticket to teaching in China.

In partnership with Woogi International, TRU’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Intensive program prepares graduates to teach English to elementary school children in China using a game-based learning platform.

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“We are quite excited to offer this program,” said Karen Densky, TRU TESL coordinator. “Not only does this offer the opportunity to travel, it’s an opportunity to teach language to young children through a really fun interactive game.”

A 15-credit post-baccalaureate program, TESL provides graduates with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience needed to teach English as a second or additional language. Students learn effective lesson planning, gain an understanding of the key principles in language teaching, and learn techniques for teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

A successful candidate of the six-week TESL Intensive option will complete a practicum in China, be eligible for student loans and have a conditional job offer prior to the program start date. Flights, accommodation and required visas are included.

The program starts Jan. 4, 2016 and runs until Feb. 12.

TRU is one of a select group of post-secondary institutions partnering with Woogi International, which has more than 2 million registered students world-wide. The organization is working with elementary schools in China to implement Woogi’s game-based learning technology in the classroom.


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