A new agreement between the University of Guelph and the Mexican government will build on a program that has already brought a first-ever cohort of Mexican higher education teachers to study at Guelph this summer.
A memorandum of understanding signed Aug. 10 in Guelph by Charlotte Yates, U of G provost and vice-president (academic), and Salvador Jara Guerrero, Mexico’s higher education undersecretary, is designed to increase co-operation between U of G and Mexican schools.
The Mexican delegation visited a group of 85 teachers from that country studying English this summer through U of G’s Open Learning and Educational Support department.
Those professors from Mexican polytechnic and technical universities are in Guelph for a four-week training program on Teaching English for Academic Purposes. The program runs until Aug. 19.
This teacher training course is part of a larger initiative by the Mexican Ministry of Education to teach technical subjects in English in its universities.
In all, 200 professors are visiting Canada, with U of G hosting the largest group. The rest are studying at Algonquin College and Georgian College.