English training was conducted for Ube Kosen faculty members in Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village, which was run by Yeungjin University, for 2 weeks from Monday, August 20/ 2018 to Friday, August 31/ 2018.
5 faculty members, 3 from Department of General Education, 1 from Department of Mechanical Engineering and 1 from Department of Business Administration, participated the training.
The English village has 55 English native speakers from USA, UK and Canada as instructors and all of them have TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification from University of Wisconsin – River Falls in USA.
Group picture at the English village
The training content was made by based on TEE (Teaching English in English) which was for teachers at secondary schools in Gyeongsangbuk-do. The purpose of the training was to obtain skills to teach specialized subjects in English. They learned active learning skills like class planning, class skills, communications and so on. Their classes were to review and improve of listening, reading, speaking and writing. They also took some non-English classes, e.g., understanding of different cultures (about Islam), international sense (about United Nations) and some others.
Our faculty members had 3 classes in the morning, 4 classes in the afternoon and 1 class after supper, total of 8 classes a day. They usually had all meals with their English instructors, so they were able to use English all day.
In the second week of the training, Ube Kosen faculty members performed mock lectures in English at Department of Mechanical and Department of Business Administration of Yeungjin University. On the last day, they performed a mock lecture in English in front of English instructors for the final evaluation.
Performing a mock lecture in his profession
We learned how to provide professional education in English by taking this training which was conducted by Ube Kosen first time. We would like to use skills we learned in the future.
Ube Kosen president was reported about the training by participants