Recently BLC was proud to take part in the first Quality English Day in Udine (Italy), in partnership with Quality English and Destinazione Lingue.
Representatives from 12 Quality English schools across the UK, Ireland, Canada and Malta gave presentations to over 100 Italian teachers of English; including BLC’s very own Director of Studies, Hayley Robinson:
“I was invited to run a professional development session for Italian teachers at the ‘Teacher Development Day’ in Udine. My session gave practical advice to teachers regarding lesson planning and methodology and I shared my favourite websites where they could find useful resources for their own students. I received excellent feedback from attendees who said they’d found the talk really informative and inspirational and it had reminded them of why they wanted to be teachers in the first place!”
-Hayley's CPD presentation to Italian teacher of English
Over 300 students attended an education fair in the afternoon, all of whom are planning to study English abroad this summer. With a literal world of choice in terms of destinations, schools and programmes, it can be hard to know where to begin when choosing a summer course – choosing a Quality English accredited school is a great place to start.
Prior to the event, groups of Italian students from local schools had submitted video entries to a competition entitled “What is your ideal QE school”. All the participating groups were invited to the students’ fair in the afternoon and took part in a question and answer session. Hayley sat on the panel and answered questions about what it meant to study in a Quality English school, what we expected from our students and gave advice on how to make the most of their experience in the UK. The overall quality of the video entries was excellent, and two winning teams were chosen with each team member receiving a scholarship to study in a Quality English school.
- Katie and Hayley presenting BLC's scholarship winner
It was a pleasure to have met so many motivated young people who were interested in studying English at BLC, and we look forward to welcoming you all in the future.
Learn more about Quality English and what it means to be a Quality English accredited school here
Se vieni dall'italia e vorresti scoprire come Destinazione Lingue può aiutarti a pianificare il tuo corso a BLC, visita il loro sito qui
Katie Denton | BLC Sales & Marketing Executive
Hayley Robinson | BLC Director of Studies