Case Study

School Project in South Korea and Japan

Burton and South Derbyshire College

In the face of a changed learning emphasis because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Burton and South Derbyshire College BSDC) developed an alternative of their in-person summer and winter general English language short programmes with online live delivery for students in South Korea and Japan.

At the time of initial media coverage of the Covid 19 outbreak, BSDC were expecting student groups in the UK from USA, Korea and Japan in March 2020.  Despite staff from all respective establishments being keen to continue with planned UK visits, as circumstances across the globe deteriorated, all programmes were subsequently cancelled and alternative methods of delivery were needed.

In April 2020, it became clear that there would be no possibility of students travelling into the UK for Summer School, so BSDC staff began to plan an alternative of live online English language classes, which included extensive dialogue with international partners to fully understand their specific needs.  Alongside this, college staff began to learn how to use the appropriate technology for the live lessons and teachers re-developed materials for online use.

Asia Pacific, Global, South Korea, Japan
Curriculum Design, Training Provision

Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) is proud to have extensive partnerships with a range of leading organisations. With joint projects and a collaborative approach, learners are able to benefit from its partnerships first-hand through an industry-led curriculum and state of the art facilities, access to key industry contacts and the opportunity to work on live briefs for real companies.

BSDC are always investing in state of the art facilities to equip its students for the world of work. Higher Education learners have their own University Centre, vocational learners enjoy learning in real world specialist facilities, and what could prepare our learners better for a career in catering or hair and beauty than learning in our buzzing commercial restaurant and salon?

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At the time of initial media coverage of the Covid 19 outbreak, BSDC was expecting incoming student groups from USA, Korea and Japan in March 2020.

Despite staff from all respective establishments being keen to continue with planned UK visits, as circumstances across the globe deteriorated, all programmes were subsequently cancelled and alternative delivery sought.

All anticipated spring programmes ceased to run and discussions about the viability of BSDC’s pending Summer School began.  At the end of March 2020, all college staff began to work from home in line with UK Government guidance.

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