Nine teachers from the Bunbury Edith Cowan University campus are jet setting off to China to teach English at a school in Bunbury’s sister city of Jaixing
The teaching program sees the teachers in China for two weeks and teaching 700 students English at a summer school using western teaching techniques.
ECU dean, Lyn Farrell will be accompanying the teachers and she said their lessons are around Australian culture.
“When these students in Jaixing think of Australia they think of Sydney, we’re there to teach them English but we’re also there to teach them about Western Australia and the South West,” she said.
“For some of these students this is their first contact with Western Culture.”
The students have already studied English but teachers will have a teaching assistant to help with any communication issues.
We’re there to teach them English but we’re also there to teach them about Western Australia and the South West- ECU Dean, Lyn Farrell
The teachers will be using an interactive style of teaching which Ms Farrell said was foreign to the students.
“It’s a style of teaching not apart of Chinese education.”
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