Rutgers hosted a group of 10 English language scholars from Jilin University, a top-ranked university in Jilin, China, for a two-week English teaching training program.
The Rutgers Graduate School of Education, the Graduate English Language Learners and International Teaching Assistants (ELL-ITA) Program, and the Rutgers China Office collaboratively offered this program to provide scholars from China with teaching methods and best practices from American universities.
The training program focused on classroom psychology — such as developing a learning culture and factors in motivation — and language-specific topics, like applying the English writing program in seminars and instructional technologies for language assessment.
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Tours to landmarks in Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington provided context for the theories outlined in the classroom and gave attending faculty an opportunity immerse themselves in American culture.