Tailored Group Partnership Case Study

Partner: Mainz Teacher Training Centre (from Mainz, Germany)

Programme: International Education

This programme for trainee teachers lasts two or three weeks. The trainees, who come from Mainz Teacher Training Centre, are placed with Canterbury College staff teaching similar a subject.

This allows the trainees to improve their English and exchange ideas and teaching tips with their British counterparts. Throughout the stay, the trainees stay with a local host family which gives them more opportunites to practice their English and learn about British culture.

Here is what Nina Schach, tutor for "Teaching English as a Foreign Language" at the Mainz Teachers' Training College, said about the experience of visiting Canterbury College:

“As the coordinator of our region’s placement programme of trainee teachers with Canterbury College I would like to thank you for your kind support in our long-standing collaboration. Our trainee teachers have been very impressed with the college, its courses, facilities and teaching methods. The college and staff gained very positive feedback from our trainee teachers who have been given the unique opportunity to shadow and assist teachers and to exchange British and German ideas on teaching. We are very grateful for the great organisation and the excellent support by the members of the staff.”

To learn more or to find out about developing a similar project, email international@canterburycollege.ac.uk or call +44 1227 811220.