Teachers of vocational courses from bricklaying to tourism at colleges in Salzburg and Carinthia have just left NILE after an intensive four-day course aimed at developing their language skills and looking at how vocational education works in the UK. The course combined language work and cultural awareness activties led by NILE trainer Chris Rose with visits to the Millenium library, Lotus engineering, and a local vocational college. They also managed to fit in a pub quiz, city tour and a trip to London. Participants enjoyed their time and were full of praise for the training they received, stating:
"Chris was higly-motivated, interesting, and flexible regarding our interests"; "[I'll take away] new methods, new ideas and how the motivation of the teacher has an effect on studies"; "A rare gem!"
We wish them all the best with their future professional development and the challenge of teaching vocational subjects in and through English.