Re: Great Ideas

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Posted by Gretta Mills on March 01, 19100 at 11:08:11:

In Reply to: Great Ideas posted by Mr. Stockton on October 03, 1999 at 21:11:50:

: Hi. I just came back from the PAC 2 conference and I want to thank you so much for sharing from your hearts. It was energizing, thought provoking and moving. I am the guy who came up with the really cool idea to help you get the ESL teachers you all agreed you needed so desperately. Do you remember? About not trying to get "Native" speakers, but instead getting cheaper, and perhaps more relevant, teachers from China, Korea, Japan, and all over Asia, empowering Asians to learn "the language of communication" as opposed to a particular "western accent." It's such a wonderful idea that I'm thinking I would like to have a graduate class from Korea do their ESL practicum in another country. Wow, I'm still excited. Please write me back and let me know what you think. I mean if this is really as innovative as I think it is, then you should be able to see the wisdom of it also. Please give me you invaluable input. Would you be willing to help make it happen in your country? Say helping ten students come and do a summer intensive in association with your school and help with host families, etceteras? I mean if it's really a good idea, let's do it! With Love, Mike

Hello from New Zealand. I am an ESOL teacher who is keen to provide short intensive English language tuition/cultural experiences for small groups of students/teachers/business personnel. I own a small education and training company, ICENZ Limited. This company is registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment.

I live in Marton, Rangitikei, a small rural town in the River Region of New Zealand. Although Rangitikei is a farming area known for its natural beauty, it is also close to two small cities. These cities, Wanganui and Palmerston North have a variety of tertiary institutions- a university (also incorporates a College of Education), an international college and two polytechnics.

I am able to tailor courses to suit group requirements. There are a range of accommodation options that I can arrange in the Rangitikei area. These include homestays, farmstays or group accomodation at a local country estate. I will cater for groups of 6-10 maximum for periods ranging from approximately 2-8 weeks.

I do not know which country you are from but I would be interested in finding out more about your ideas. I am very keen to be involved in promoting intercultural effectiveness in New Zealand and elsewhere in the world.

Regards, Gretta Mills

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