The University’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) has been working collaboratively with The University of Hong Kong (HKU) for more than 14-years to deliver customised immersion teacher training programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Since 2002, ICTE-UQ has trained over 390 pre-service teachers who are about to commence their English language teaching careers in Hong Kong schools by providing them with a practical and hands-on overseas study experience.
During the program, students enhance their own English language skills, learn creative and innovative English language teaching methodologies and techniques, and are taught how to practically apply these techniques to their own teaching environments. They also develop an understanding of the Australian educational context, Australian culture and lifestyle through the language and cultural immersion experience. Students have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, visit local state and private schools, and attend guest lectures.
This program, sponsored by the Government of Hong Kong, SAR China, enhances and supports the multi-faceted relationship between UQ and HKU, and makes a valuable contribution to the University’s international student mobility initiatives.