China

ELT-Consultants was founded in 2010, any projects listed before that year were delivered by individual Directors or Associates (please refer to individual CV). Projects and events listed in descending year order, with newest first.

 

Project: Big Red Bus English (BRBE)
Primary programme – NDA in action
Location: China
Duration:  December 2014 to date
Donor: BRBE
Status: Awarded
Partner: BRBE

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Event: TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 taught online to Chinese teachers.

Location: Various, China.

Duration: 18 hours in September 2015.

Partner: FLTRP 

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Event: TKT CLIL module taught online to Chinese teachers.

Location: Moderated from Quito, Ecuador.

Duration: 12 hours in September 2015.

Partner: FLTRP 

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Event: TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 taught online to Chinese teachers.

Location: Moderated from Quito, Ecuador.

Duration: 18 hours in July 2015.

Partner: FLTRP .

 

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Project: BBC
Primary programme – NDA in action
Location: China
Duration:  May 2013 – October 2014
Donor: BBC
Status: Awarded
Partner: BBC

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Event: Primary, Junior High and Secondary Trainer/Teacher Training

As part of a partnership between NAFLE (National Association of Foreign Language Education) an international conference with an Academic Tour, with a teacher training programme was designed.

Plenaries: Prof. Gong Yafu, Prof. Yuan Zhenguo, Phil Benson (HKIEd), Prof. Zhang Lianzhong, Hanan Khalifa, Donald Freeman

National trainers (all from Beijing Normal University BNU): Rebecca Chen, Sheila Luo, Ma Xin, Zhang Wenhua

International trainers: Simon Gillow (Wuhan and Chongqing only), Noreen Caplen-Spence, Adrian Tennant, Wendy Arnold

Location: Beijing, Wuhan and Chongqing China
Duration:  24 – 28th October, 2010
Sponsors: British Council, NAFLE
Partner: British Council/IATEFL YLT Sig, NAFLE (China Teacher’s Association)
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Project: Primary and Junior High Trainer Training

As part of the British Council Roadshow programme, the objectives of this project were:

to train both pre-service and in-service teachers in developing the English speaking skill

Location: Hong Kong SAR, Yue yang, Chongqing, Shanghai, Hefei, China

Duration:  5 – 11th June 2010
Donor: British Council
Status: Awarded
Partner: British Council
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Event: Teaching of English in a Chinese context

As part of a partnership between NAFLE (National Association of Foreign Language Education) an international conference with an Academic Tour, with a teacher training programme was designed. National and international trainers co-designed training and co-delivered.

Plenaries: Prof. Emeritus Richard Johnson OBE, David Graddol, Tom Scovel, Adrian Holliday, Prof. Gong Yafu, Prof. Wang Qiang-BNU (Guangzhou only), Fang Jianzhuang (Guangzhou only).

National trainers (all from Beijing Normal University BNU): Rebecca Chen, Sheila Luo, Ma Xin, Zhang Wenhua

International Trainers: Wendy Arnold, Hans Mol, Dave Huxtable (British Council), Mario Rinvolucri

Location: Beijing and Guangzhou, China

Duration:  24 – 28th October, 2009
Sponsors: British Council, OUP, Pilgrims, Mary Glasgow
Partner: British Council/IATEFL YLT Sig, NAFLE (China Teacher’s Association), GDTCFLA (Guangdong Teachers College of Foreign Language and Arts)
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Event:Training Tour: Materials and Activities for Children and Teens’ Intercultural Communication and Diversity Awareness – workshops for primary and secondary school teachers in 10 Chinese cities

Location: various, China

Duration: April 2010

Donor: British Council

Partner: Ministry of Education

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Event: English for Young Learners: putting theory into effective, dynamic practice

As part of a partnership between BFLE (the training department of the publisher FLTRP) an international conference together with teacher training programme was designed. The roadshow travelled to Hefei and then joined Korea TESOL International annual conference.

Plenaries: Prof. Emeritus Richard Johnson OBE, David Graddol, Jaynee Moon, Prof. Wang Qiang-BNU, Prof. Chen Lin, Prof. Zhang Lianzhong

National trainers (all from Beijing Normal University BNU): Rebecca Chen, Sheila Luo, Ma Xin, Zhang Wenhua

International trainers: Adrian Tennant, Jaynee Moon, Gordon Lewis, Caroline Linse, Hans Mol, Wendy Arnold

Location: Beijing and Hefei, China and Seoul, Korea
Duration:  18 – 26th October, 2008
Sponsors: British Council, BFLE (training for FLTRP), Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press, US Embassy, 21st Century
Partner: British Council, BFLE, IATEFL YLT Sig, Korea TESOL International
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Event: Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course

Delivery of the Cambridge/ESOL CELTA course – a pre-service training programme designed for teachers entering the English language teaching profession.

Location:  Beijing, China
Duration:  May/June 2008 – 1 month               
Partner: Language Link China
 
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Event: Conference :Literacy in the language classroom: the role of the YL professional in developing reading and writing skills in young learners. Series of workshops

Location: Hong Kong SAR and Singapore

Duration:  24 – 26th November, 2007
Sponsors: British Council, OUP, Lorna Whiston Study Centres, The University of York, US government, Stanford House,
Partner: British Council/IATEFL YLT Sig, Lorna Whiston Study Centres (Singapore)
Conference Publication: Literacy in the language classroom: the role of the YL professional in developing reading and writing skills in young learners (2008) W. Arnold, K. Powell, H. Mol (eds) Published by IATEFL YL sig

ISBN 978-1-901095-27-2

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Event: Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course

Delivery of the Cambridge/ESOL CELTA course – a pre-service training programme

designed for teachers entering the English language teaching profession.

Location:  Beijing, China

Duration:  May/June 2008 – 1 month                

Donor: Language Link China

Status: Awarded

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Project: Primary Trainer Training

The objectives of this project were:

  •   to train a group of English teachers in the main principles of Young Learner methodology.
  •   to train the same group in the main principles of Young learner trainer training skills.
  •   to support and mentor the trainees as they wrote a 5,000 word assignment.
  •   to write a final report.
Location: Chongqing, China
Duration: November/December 2003 (6 weeks)
Donor: British Council
Status: Awarded
Partner: University of Newcastle upon Tyne/University of Chongquing
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Project: Primary Trainer Training

As part of the British Council Roadshow Programme, the objectives of this project were:

  •   to train a group of English teachers in the main principles of Young Learner methodology.
  •   to train the same group in the main principles of Young learner trainer training skills.
  •   to support and mentor the trainees.
  •   to write a final report.
Location: Hangzhou, China
Duration:  July 2003 (2 weeks)
Donor: British Council
Status: Awarded
Partner: University of Newcastle upon Tyne/University of Hanghzou

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China: Country facts

Population
  • 1,385.57 million
GDP per capita (2011 PPP$)
  • 10,771.19
Adult literacy rate (% 15 and older)
  • 95.1%
Gross enrolment ratio: primary (% of children of primary school age)
  • 128
Gross enrolment ratio: secondary (% of children of secondary school age)
  • 87
Gross enrolment ratio: tertiary (% of population of tertiary school age)
  • 24
Primary school dropout rates (% of primary school cohort)
  • n.a.
Pupil-teacher ratio
  • 17
Expenditure on education (% of GDP)
  • n.a.

Source: United Nations Human Development Reports 2014