TCR's focus is on the improvement of oral and listening
skills. We aim to recruit experienced teachers and provide
them with the tools to teach, while allowing them freedom to select
the approach that will best meet their students' needs. Teachers
undergo an intense three-day training workshop that familiarizes
them with the culture of China and the educational needs they will
be asked the students with.
Summer 2006 was our pilot year for our new curriculum,
which included a textbook and teaching handbook, designed to fit
what we've learned are the greatest needs
of students in China. As conversation is the primary focus of
the TCR Summer English Program, our teaching materials focus on
setting the stage for meaningful and frequent conversation. Our
teachers and students are encouraged to spend time outside of class
to develop their conversational language skills in real life settings.