RMIT University will work with the Fengtai District Government in China to deliver teacher training courses in the region.
The CEO of RMIT Training, Rachel Holthouse, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with visiting Fengtai government representatives in Melbourne, confirming their commitment to work together to deliver the courses.
Fengtai is a region in south-west Beijing home to 150 schools with more than 10,000 teachers and 100,000 students.
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) will provide teachers with programs delivered in English that present the latest teaching methodologies to support them in their professional work.
The program will allow participants to improve their English while furthering their education, with the first courses delivered in Beijing in early 2014.
Ms Holthouse said: “We are very pleased to be working with the Fengtai District to support the needs of language educators and help develop English language proficiency.
“Our relationship is a good example of what can be achieved when two organisations with similar visions can effectively cooperate.“
The visiting delegation to Melbourne represented the Fengtai District Government and Fengtai District Bureau of Human Resources, Beijing Municipality.
During their time in the city, the delegation also met with Saskia Hansen, Director International Relations, and Ian Kearney, Assistant Director Industry Engagement, who presented an overview of RMIT’s international activity.
The global presence and respected reputation of RMIT as a leading university of technology and design is a key focus of the relationship.
REW is a division of RMIT Training, a company wholly owned by RMIT University.
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