Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini is paying an official visit to Canada.
In the scope of the visit, Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between MES and Canadian Footprints Recruiting Incorporation – Organization for Teachers’ Employment.
Footprints Recruiting Incorporation has been cooperating with MES since March 2010 in the frame of the project Teach And Learn With Georgia that is designed to recruit English Language Teachers to Georgia.
By the announcement of Dimitri Shashkini, number of the foreign teachers will increase by 2011 and amount to around 1,500 according to the Memorandum. This will support schoolchildren to better learn English language and at the same time, teachers will have opportunity to advance their qualification.
In order to strengthen English language teaching, MES has been implementing the project Teach And Learn With Georgian since July 2010 that is acknowledged as one of the successful reforms in Georgian education system. The project envisages recruiting 1,000 volunteer teachers by the end of the year. Number of teachers will amount to 1,500 in 2011.
English language teachers are carrying out their activities in the Public Schools of Adjara, Guria, Samegrelo, Imereti, Rustavi and Tbilisi.
They have already been integrated in Georgian society. Teachers live in the local families free of charge. After finishing the project, volunteer teachers will serve as the Goodwill Ambassadors of Georgia across the world.