In July 2016 Chris Street taught Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to eight Chinese students aged 13-18 years. The students studied at Ballard School in New Milton with UK Guardians.
To prepare for the Chinese students TEFL assignment, Chris joined the theTEFL Academy which has a 120 hour course leading to TEFL Certification. A week before the Chinese students assignment, Chris attended an intensive 20 hour weekend course in Southampton taught by Lynne Roberts, a Senior Trainer.
The Chinese students were from all from Chengdu except for Luke who came from Beijing.
After the four day course, Helen Herridge of UK Guardians asked the students & their two Chinese English teachers to complete a questionnaire:
1. How would you rate your teacher?
Excellent = 7 Very Good = 1 Good = 2
2. How much do you feel the lessons have improved your English?
Excellent = 2 Very Good = 4 Good = 4
From the written comments all had a great time and have gone away happy… For your first time teaching English as a foreign language I think you did a great job… I would be very happy to work with you again next year…
Since then Chris Street has given TEFL teaching to groups of French students in Christchurch library.