Project “Teach and Learn with Georgia” participant foreign volunteer teachers receive certificates
News ArchiveJune 19, 2016

National Center for Teacher Professional Development hosted a summary event of the project - "Teach and Learn with Georgia". During the event, English, French and Chinese volunteer teachers were awarded with the program participation certificates. Also, the winner students of essay contests announced within the program were granted the certificates. Both the volunteer teachers and local foreign language teachers summarized the recent academic year and thanked the foreign colleagues for fruitful cooperation.

Pursuant to the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, groups of foreign volunteer teachers have visited Georgia annually under the program since 2010. Volunteers live with host families and are employed in Georgian public schools, where in collaboration with local foreign language teachers and community representatives are actively involved in school and community life. Working with the foreign colleagues help local foreign language teachers upgrade their qualifications also become familiar with and implement the modern language teaching methods.

It should be noted that since 2012 the program has expanded and Chinese language classes along with the English language ones have been provided (Chinese language component is carried out under the framework of the memorandum signed between the Chinese Embassy, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the National Center for Teacher Professional Development). Since September 2015, through the pilot project, German-speaking and French-speaking volunteer teachers have had opportunity to participate in the program. This was due to the fact that a large part of teachers of the given languages have no opportunities to have practical communication with native language-speaking counterparts, which is one of the most important factors in terms of language competence.