2013 HUST Program
• The Classes
Our teachers at HUST conduct short-term, intensive English conversation classes with undergraduate and/or graduate students who need to improve their oral English skills. Though schedules vary from session to session and year to year, teachers at HUST generally teach six hours per day, five days per week, for several weeks.
In July 2013 TFF will have a two- to three-week program on HUST's main campus for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to improve their oral English. The majority have intermediate-level English skills. Dates and other details will be posted as soon as they are available.
• Living There/Getting There
♦ The Teaching Assignment
• Program Goals
As a TFF teacher at HUST, you will be expected to meet the following goals:
•The Teacher's Role
TFF believes that the best way for students to improve their speaking and listening skills is through daily practice in a non-judgmental, enjoyable and motivating environment. Creating this special environment is your primary job as a teacher of conversational English. You will design creative, engaging lesson plans that get students talking in discussions, debates, small group projects, role plays and more. To this end, TFF provides training sessions for accepted applicants, a printed resource guide and accompanying flash drive, as well as a variety of other resource suggestions.
• Teaching Partner
Regardless of whether you teach in the July or September program, you will work with a teaching partner who will teach the same groups of students as you, but at different times. Teachers must confer with their teaching partners before arriving in China to avoid lesson duplication.
• Teacher's Assistant
HUST provides teachers with a teacher's assistant -- a university student who will help you become familiar with the campus and find the shops and services you may need, answer your questions, and assist you with class-related administrative tasks, such as roll-taking the first day.
• The Classroom
All the classrooms at HUST should be equipped with air-conditioning, computers, CD players, computer projectors and a screen. As on any large campus, sometimes things simply don't work, so teachers must be prepared to teach topnotch classes even when technology fails. As part of TFF's teacher training, our computer expert will do a special session on using technology in the classroom.