European teachers visit Dunfermline to improve skills

ISP 004Local MSP Bill Walker has welcomed an international group of English language teachers to Dunfermline, on their recent visit to improve their teaching skills and cultural awareness.

The group were taking part in a course offered by International Study Programmes, which has made the ancient Scottish capital its learning centre and regularly sends teachers here. On this occasion, the visitors came from Bulgaria, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Lithuania and Italy.

Mr Walker, who has been welcoming teachers to Dunfermline since 2007, said:

“It is always a great pleasure to greet European teachers during their visits. The latest group were, as ever, very well-informed about Scotland even before their arrival. If only we were all as knowledgeable about their countries too!

“We enjoyed a brief question and answer session in the Carnegie Library and covered various cultural topics. Unsurprisingly, Scottish Independence was top of the teachers’ list.

“The teachers come here on one or two week courses and mostly live in ‘home stay’ accommodation. In addition to visiting local schools and heritage sites, they also went to Edinburgh and toured the Scottish Parliament.

“I look forward to welcoming further groups over the next six months.”

International Study Group in Carnegie Library, with Bill Walker MSP in middle of back row

International Study Group in Carnegie Library, with Bill Walker MSP in middle of back row

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