Training to Be a Better Teacher: Bond Secondary PD Session

As we begin the official start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Bond students are welcomed by all our teachers. In order to become a better teacher, Bond provides PD training sessions to all Elementary and Secondary teachers.

On Thursday, September 7th, Bond Secondary teachers had a PD session on the topic of “Studying in a Foreign Language”, presented by Dr. Ge, Head of International Students Service.

Based on years of experience helping international students, Dr. Ge introduced some of the challenges for Chinese international students who study in English speaking countries such as perception of knowledge, culturally informed thought patterns and discourse styles, as well as academic vocabulary and writing. Dr. Ge also gave recommendations regarding on how to teach international students.

Secondary teachers, including ESL and other subjects, said the training session was very helpful and useful for applying to their teaching in this new school year.