PH International

Intensive Course for Teachers of English

Country: Georgia
Category: Educational Development Programs


Intensive Course for Teachers of English (ICTE II) Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affair’s (ECA) Programming, U.S. Embassy in Georgia,  aims to build local capacity and sustainability on the foundation begun in ICTE I with a focus on further enhancing quality teaching and learning in Georgian schools by ensuring professional knowledge of English language teachers; establishing high performance standards and raising the professional status of teachers; expanding the existing Georgian TOT capacity; and supporting expert Georgian teachers to now take the lead as expert trainers and mentors for Georgian teachers of English language.

PH International (PH) has partnered with World Learning’s School for International Training Graduate Institute (SIT)) to provide specialized training for Georgian school teachers of English, enhancing their theoretical and practical knowledge and effecting a deep understanding of issues related to the teaching of English as a foreign language and relationships between the language and western culture and values. The PH-SIT Team will draw upon teacher training materials and approaches used in ICTE I and the ELCE program.

A Teacher Training Summer Camp (TTSC) in Georgia will condense ELCE professional development into a 50 hour intensive course, give 20 less experienced Georgian English teachers a week of specialized training in modern learner-centered teaching techniques for language learning, supplementary lessons and materials that reinforce English language acquisition through content on American and western culture and civic values, and offer applied learning opportunities with students in the English language summer camp.

A Training of Trainers Summer Institute (TOTSI) in the United States will develop 22 experienced ELCE I, ELCE II, Access and ICTE I’s TTSC teachers as peer trainers that can train other teachers in modern learner centered teaching techniques combined with English language and cultural instruction. Finally, mentoring and support during the follow-on period will use social media, networking, and a series of incentive opportunities to encourage and challenge participants to fulfill commitments to apply learning and expand the impact of ICTE II. 

Success Stories

ICTE Program Alumni Become the Teachers’ House Teacher Trainers | 31 Dec 2015

Teacher’s Professional Development Center & Teachers’ House under the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science has been regularly using the ICTE-I Training of Trainers Summer Institute (TOTSI) alumni teachers in various regions of Georgia as a pool of qualified teacher trainers. As Teachers’ House Teacher Trainers, ICTE alumni have a chance to conduct trainings to other English teachers across the country and to share the expertise they have gained through ELCE and ICTE programs.
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ICTE-I Program Alumni Teachers from Adjara Establish an NGO | 9 Dec 2015

In July 2014, ICTE program, Training of Trainers Summer Institute (TOTSI), alumni teachers from Adjar; Dali Aburjania, Natia Katamadze, Ketevan Papava-Lobzhanidze & Nino Maisuradze registered an NGO called Changes without Borders (CWB)
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