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Fam Trips

One of the aims of Quality English and Quality Education is to bring together our schools and colleges with good agents who understand both the needs of students and also the high standards set by our institutions. One of the ways we do this is to run "Fam Trips" which are often three or four day tours of a group of our schools and colleges in a particular area. 

These Fam Trips enable the agents to see first-hand the care and attention our schools and colleges pay to providing the highest quality teaching and service to students. You can find out more about our most recent Fam Trips in our blog.

Missions

90 missions, 41, cities, 30 countries, over 900 agents from 780 agencies

Our missions (workshops) give Agents/Educational Counsellors the opportunity to have a series of 25 minute face-to-face business meetings with Quality English schools and Quality Education colleges to discuss partnerships and for agents to find out more about our international educators’ centres, programmes, locations, fees and services.

Schools and colleges meet Agents in their home country at these small, specialised workshops.  Unlike the global ‘mega-workshops’, here educators and agents alike can have productive meetings in calm and congenial surroundings, conducive to building and reinforcing successful partnerships.

Forthcoming Missions

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A typical day includes face to face meetings (pre-booked though Marcom) and an introduction to QE and QED presented by Frances Pottshculte. Agents are always invited to join the schools and colleges for lunch at the venue, which is a local and conveniently located hotel.

The majority of representatives at the Missions are the school Principals or Directors. This is because they take an active part in marketing their schools to agents. They are also directly involved in the day-to-day running of the school so are the best people to talk to.

Cities in which Quality English and Quality Education has run missions, from 2004 to 2016, are:
Rome (5), Milan (4), Madrid (5), Barcelona (3), San Sebastian (1), Moscow (4), Germany (4 centres), Budapest (2), Bratislava, Prague (3), Istanbul (3), Izmir, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bogotá (3), Mexico City (2), Tokyo (2), Kyiv (2), Warsaw (2), Almaty (2), Baku, Taipei (2) Bangkok (2), Brazil - Sao Paulo (3), Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Paris (3), Zurich (2), Santiago, Buenos Aires (2), Dubai (2), Beijing, Lima and Quito.

Education fairs and workshops

We also regularly attend industry events such as Alphe, StudyWorld and ICEF where we and our schools and colleges meet with agents from all over the world to introduce them to Quality English and Quality Education and what it means for a school or college to carry our logo. At such fairs, our schools are grouped together in the QE & QEd Village so that agents can instantly recognise that these schools are meeting the high standards of QE/QEd. Find out where we have been recently and where we're going next in our blog

Forthcoming Missions include:

Making the most of materials and resources in an online context

Making the most of materials and resources in an online context

02 June 2020

When it comes to digital resources, it can sometimes be hard to see the wood for the trees. What’s the difference between a digital book and an e-book? Should I be using PDFs? Progress trackers? Presentation kits? This talk aims to demystify the world of online teaching materials - breaking through…

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IELTS and Exam prep in an online world

IELTS and Exam prep in an online world

09 June 2020

Presented by Richard Twigg For the majority of us, the teaching and learning environment has changed greatly over the last few weeks. However, for many of our students, their plans for the future are still firmly in place – and getting the right score at IELTS, or passing their English exam is still…

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Developing our students' academic writing skills

Developing our students' academic writing skills

16 June 2020

Presented by Emma-Jayne Robinson How do we develop our students academic writing skills? With a long list of criteria it can be difficult to know what to focus on. In this session we will assess which of the criteria is easy to achieve while still adding weight to the writing. And we'll look at…

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Mediation - what is it and how do we teach it?

Mediation - what is it and how do we teach it?

23 June 2020

Presented by Steve Tulk Expect to hear the word ‘mediation’ a lot in the near future, as mediation descriptors are now in the CEFR. As teachers, we need to know what it is, why it matters and how we can teach it. But what if you already teach the skills needed without knowing it? By the end of this…

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English for the Workplace

English for the Workplace

30 June 2020

Presented by Ben Butler, The London School of English In this session, Ben will look at how the online environment has changed our approach to teaching Business English. Have the students’ needs changed now they are also mostly working from home? How do we work with them, engage them and help them…

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Global citizenship in the teenage classroom

Global citizenship in the teenage classroom

07 July 2020

Presented by Teresa Doğuelli, Teacher Trainer for MacMillan Teenagers today are quite different to teenagers of previous generations – they are more aware of and engaged with global issues; more willing to debate and share their point of view; and feel more able to make a difference to the world. In…

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Time to bring dictation back to the classroom

Time to bring dictation back to the classroom

14 July 2020

Presented by Laura Neale, English in York When was the last time you used dictation with your students? Could it be that this stalwart lesson activity has been superseded by exercises of a flashier, 'gadget-giddy' repertoire? In this ode to the humble dictation, its many uses will be remembered.…

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Avoiding burnout for ELT professionals

Avoiding burnout for ELT professionals

21 July 2020

Presented by Rachael Roberts Teaching has always been a demanding profession, but, increasingly, teachers are under so much pressure that they crash and burn out of teaching altogether. In this session I will help teachers to recognise the sometimes subtle signs of impending burnout, and suggest a…

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Developing the visual competency of your students

Developing the visual competency of your students

28 July 2020

Presented by Emma-Jayne Robinson How can we make use of visuals in the English language classroom, and how can using images and video benefit our learners? Visual competency is the ability to decode and interpret visual information. In a world which communication is becoming increasingly image…

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eMission 3 to Promote QE Online Courses

eMission 3 to Promote QE Online Courses

21 May 2020

eMission e to Promote QE Online Courses

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eMission to Promote QE Online Courses

eMission to Promote QE Online Courses

30 April 2020

eMission to Promote QE Online Courses

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General e-Mission on all programmes (10.00 - 12.00 GMT, country focus: UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, South Africa )

General e-Mission on all programmes (10.00 - 12.00 GMT, country focus: UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, South Africa )

26 March 2020

General e-Mission on all programmes (10.00 - 12.00 GMT, country focus: UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, South Africa )

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