Teacher & Professional Training Program Experience

Group photo of Texas International Education Consortium program participants in Korea.

TIEC conducts a variety of training programs for international professionals in education and business. These programs are custom-designed to meet the specialized needs of any audience.

Faculty Development: TIEC programs for university or secondary school faculty typically include customized workshops and short courses. Topics include preparation for teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), instructional methods, instructional materials development, testing and evaluation, and education technology.

Specialized Training for Executives, Managers and Practitioners

TIEC provides continuing and professional education programs for targeted audiences conducted both in Texas and at home institutions. Topics have included English skills for business purposes, introduction to American business culture, Entrepreneurship, soft skill development, and specific vocational skills development.


Program Examples:

Training Institute for Korean Secondary School Teachers of English

TIEC partners with the Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright) to bring Korean secondary school teachers to the United States for Intensive English training, and a cultural exchange with area schools.

This 7-week program has helped nearly 500 Korean secondary school teachers gain a deeper understanding of American culture and life, to experience American public education, particularly ESL methodologies and practices, to strengthen English curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools in Korea.


English Teacher Training Programs for Brazilian English Teachers

In partnership with Brazil’s Association of Binational Centers and the U.S. Department of State, TIEC organized extensive visits to public schools for 80 Brazilian English teachers in order to provide training on English teaching practices. In addition to Texas public school classrooms, this 2-week program includes classroom instruction by TIEP faculty and outside experts.


Teacher Training for Mexican Educators

In partnership with Mexico’s Foreign Relations and Education Ministries for Mexico’s Proyecta 100,000 initiative, TIEC delivered comprehensive 4-week English training programs for some 150 Mexican public institution instructors as part of a program for educational institutions across Mexico.  

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