Through February and March 2018, our intrepid team of Country Trainers have been working with teachers in nine different locations across Romania to deliver the five-day Teaching for Success course through the English for the Community project. Our project, a partnership between the British Council and the Romanian-American Foundation, is working with English language teachers in primary, secondary and high schools to help them develop the skills of their students and so eventually help young people’s employability. I’ve had the chance to drop into training sessions in four locations. Probably the most interesting was in February 2018 in Făgăraș where we were lucky enough to be able to hold the course inside the fortress – in the throne room, no less!
Teachers’ response to the course has been fantastic. They relished the activities and techniques the course introduced and felt they would be able to apply them in their own classrooms. ‘A breath of fresh air’ said one participant in Sighișoara, and other comments included:
"I think this course was life-changing!"
"This course helped me to rethink my activities in class, make changes to the way I structure my activities."
"We participated in all kinds of discussions and solved problems and it was very interactive. I will always remember the activities and I will try to apply them in my own class."