Both English academics and government officials from member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico) graduated with a New Zealand Global Certificate of Certificate + Teacher Training, developed by the New Zealand Institute of Education. English Network (RIAP).
Within the framework of this program, Massey University taught about culture, English and human interaction for six weeks. Chris Carey, director of the company’s global engagement, said students have developed global capabilities that ensure they have “a real social impact in their classrooms, communities and around the world.”
Upon completion of the course, they were awarded the Global Certificate of Competency (GCC), which is awarded by AFS Intercultural Programs, which recognizes intercultural skills.
Linda de Puni, New Zealand’s Ambassador to Chile and Peru, noted that the event reaffirmed her country’s commitment to the Pacific Alliance. “We look forward to continuing to build this relationship in a variety of areas, including education and building relationships between villages.”
Adela Maestro, Colombian Foreign Ministry’s Regional Coordinating and Coordinating Director and National Coordinator on the Strengthening of the English Language in the Region AP“Increased production contributes to the creation of human capital and the integration of our economies into world markets,” he said.
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