Academic Skills Centre

Skills Centre runs teacher training courses in Brazil

Wed Jan 18 08:00:00 GMT 2017

Building on the University’s strategic partnership with USP and UNICAMP, and following the delivery of an intensive three-week  Academic Writing Teacher Training Programme (AWTTP) here at Bath for 23 academic staff from UNICAMP last summer, the Skills Centre has continued to collaborate to deliver this recent in-service teacher training course.

The course, held at USP, was attended by 28 academic colleagues, whose backgrounds ranged from teaching English as a Foreign Language to supervising PhD students publishing in English. The aim of the course was for participants to develop their skills in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

EAP teacher Eduardo Povedono, UNICAMP said “I loved this three-day course, as it covered all the main points related to academic writing. The balance between theory and practice was absolutely amazing”. 

Commenting on the recent course, Associate Professor Laura P. Zuntini de Izarra, Department of Modern Languages, USP said:

“It was hugely exciting to collaborate with our partners at UNICAMP and the University of Bath to deliver this first-class course, which has helped us enhance the provision offered to our students and further strengthen links between our institutions. This partnership has already offered opportunities for our staff to develop their expertise and broaden their experience and I look forward to further exchanges”.

Following the course, Miranda Armstrong and Diana Hopkins were given the opportunity to visit our partners at UNICAMP, where participants of July’s AWTTP demonstrated some examples of the progress made within their own programmes following their July training at the University of Bath. 

Maggie Ward Goodbody, Director, Skills Centre added: “I am delighted to hear that our colleagues in Brazil have already applied what they learned with us earlier this year in order to offer enhanced English writing support to their students”.

Teacher training course in Brazil