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Feb. 2014

Yangshuo

The 61th- 62th ordination programs successfully completed.

Aug.2013

Yangshuo

The 59th-60th orientation programs were held for 50 new Buckland teachers.

Feb.2013

Yangshuo

The 57th- 58th orientation programs will be held for over 60 new Buckland teachers.

Aug. 2012

Guangdong

"One Foreign Teacher to One Chinese School" Pairing program was launched in Gaoyao, Guangdong. Buckland teachers attended the ceremony.

Guangdong Gaoyao TV Station reports: Mr. Owen and other administrators of the Omeca International Exchange Association paid a visit to Gaoyao city for the implementation of the "One Foreign Teacher to One School" Pairing Program

Watch video:
http://www.bucklandedu.com/shi_pin/2012_video/2012_gao_yao.html

March, 2012

Yangshuo

Mr. XinChangxing, the Vice Minister of the National Human Resources and Social Security, visited Buckland Group and its franchised schools
Mr. Xin gave Buckland his high recognition for its endeavorsand contribution towards China¡¯s bilingual education development.

Watch video:
http://www.bucklandedu.com/dong_tai/2012_news/ren_she_bu_dy.html

July, 2011

Yangshuo

China Bilingual Education Research Association and BUCKLAND Hold the 30th and 31th Bilingual Teacher Training

Asthemain advocate and pioneer of China¡¯s bilingual education experiment, Buckland hosts bilingual teacher training workshops for over 100 Chinese teachers from Buckland¡¯sfranchised schools every summer.

Watch video:
http://www.bucklandedu.com/shi_pin/2011_Video/30_31_syjspx.html

May, 2011,

Chengdu

Buckland Teachers Attended English Corner in Chengdu Bilingual Experimental School

Watch video:
http://www.bucklandedu.com/dong_tai/2011_dt/cd_xiao_yuan_ying_yu_1.html

   
May, 2011, Yangshuo

The 18th anniversary celebration for Mr. Owen¡¯s English Education Movement in Yangshuo.

In 1993, Owen founded the very first English school in Yangshuo. In the past 18 years, Owen¡¯s English education movement focusing on practical English and business English has deeply influenced Yangshuo¡¯s development on becoming China¡¯s biggest English corner and international village. This year in May, the Buckland Group is going to hold a party to celebrate Mr. Owen¡¯s and Buckland¡¯s accomplishments from the past 18 years. The Buckland Group is sincerely inviting all government officers, school administrators, previous Buckland students, and foreign teachers to join the party.

March 11, 2011, Yangshuo

The Establishment of the Culture Exchange Program between Seattle Community College & Buckland Group

After half a year of correspondence and preparation, a cooperation agreement between the Seattle Community College District and the Buckland Group was reached by Buckland¡¯s CEO Mr. Owen and Dr. Andrea, the representative from Seattle Community College. According to the agreement, Seattle Community College will send about 15 American students semi-annually (starting in February 2012) to participate in Buckland¡¯s Culture Exchange - Teaching Program, while the Buckland Group will promote Seattle Community College among Buckland¡¯s franchised Chinese high schools.

February 15, 2011, Yangshuo Buckland Omeca College holds a Chinese Chess training class for foreigners
The Buckland Omeca College is devoted to improving the cultural exchange between Chinese people and foreigners. Through frequently organizing special classes such as Chinese Chess, calligraphy, painting and cooking, the Buckland Omeca College helps foreigners learn Mandarin and Chinese culture in a fun and rewarding way.
February 11- March 1st, 2011, Yangshuo 46th ¨C 48th Foreign Teacher Orientation Programs
Three new batches of about 43 new foreign teachers from the US A, Canada, UK, Australia, and Poland spent over a week in Yangshuo for Buckland¡¯s Orientation Programs. After training, they were sent to a total of 25 different schools in 8 provinces. 9 of the trainees received their TESOL certification from Buckland Group.
January 2011, Guilin

International Family Exchange Program launching

In order to provide authentic language learning experiences to Chinese students and foreign students, as well as to improve the culture exchange between Chinese families and western families, the Buckland Group launched its International Family Exchange Program in January. This program assists Chinese students who study abroad to arrange a home stay with local western families, and places native, English-speaking tutors among Chinese families in China.

October 29-30, 2010, Shenzhen Mr. Owen attends China¡¯s 2010 conference on the International Exchange of Professions
This conference was held by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs and took place in the city of Shenzhen. The purpose of this conference is to further the employment of the foreign experts in China, and enhance the cooperation between the institutes of China and other developed countries. As an important cultural exchange institute in China, Buckland¡¯s CEO Owen was naturally invited to attend.
August 21-September 17, 2010Yangshuo 43rd-45th Foreign Teacher Orientation Programs
Three groups of total about 50 new foreign teachers from US A, Canada, UK, Australia and South Africa arrived in China starting in Agu., thereafter receiving a one week orientation course in Yangshuo with Buckland Group. These trainees received training and orientation on Chinese culture, China¡¯s education system, Chinese students profile, TESOL foundation, lesson planning and classroom management. After a two day teaching practice and one-on-on school placement consulting during the orientation, they were then sent to different teaching sites in 5 provinces across China. 12 of the trainees received their TESOL certification from Buckland Group.

July 12-22, 2010Yangshuo

Bilingual Education Administration and Management Seminar
A group of 10 administrators from Chengdu Bilingual Experimental School came down to Yangshuo for this 10 day seminar on bilingual education administration and management. Owen, the CEO of Buckland Group, Mr. Ying, the Director of China¡¯s Bilingual Education Research Center, as well as Buckland¡¯s Foreign Expert Patrick gave speeches at this seminar. Chengdu Bilingual Experimental School¡¯s 15th Bilingual Education Research Proposal Opening Ceremony was also held during this seminar.

http://bucklandedu.com/dong_tai/2010_dt/28_29_sy_szpx_jy.html

June-July, 2010

Yangshuo

28th and 29th Bilingual Teacher Training Programs
Two groups of total 32 Chinese teachers from Chengdu Bilingual Experimental Schools attended China¡¯s Bilingual Education Research Institute¡¯s Bilingual Teacher Training Programs held by Buckland Group. Among those Chinese teachers, 10 of them are English subject teachers, and the rest of them are specific subject teachers such as math, music, PE, phsics, chemical and art.This one month training program aims on improving Chinese teachers¡¯ bilingual education professionalism from three aspects: public English, specific subject English and Bilingual education theory and practice. Six Bilingual education experts and foreign teacher trainers from Buckland formed the trainer team.

http://bucklandedu.com/dong_tai/2010_dt/28_29_sy_szpx.html
April, 2010
Guizhou, Chengdu, Shaanxi

Bilingual Education Experimental Program Launching Ceremony in three Chinese middle schools.
On April 12, 15 and 28, three more Chinese schools held their ceremony for joining Buckland¡¯s Bilingual Education Experimental Program and became Buckland¡¯s franchised schools. These three schools are Yuqing Middle School in Guizhou province, Chengdu Bilingual Experimental School in Sichuan province, and Yaoshan Middle School in Shaanxi province.

As an agreement, Buckland will provide these schools with foreign experts on English teaching and teacher training, bilingual curriculum, foreign affair administration training and assistance on forging an English rich learning environment on campus.

February 22-march 5, 2010 41st -42nd Orientation Programs for Buckland New Foreign Teachers
About 20 new f oreign teachers from US A, Canada, and UK arrived in China starting on February 22, thereafter receiving a one week orientation course in Yangshuo with Buckland Group. They were then sent to different teaching sites in 5 provinces across China, experiencing new life.

February 27-28, 2010

19th Foreign Affair Officer Training Program
February 27-28, 2010, Principles, foreign affair officers and Chinese English teachers from Buckland franchised schools of Hunan, Shaanxi, Guizhou etc., participated in this three day training course which delivers lectures and group discussions on five aspects, including foreign affair legislation, foreign teacher supervising, solutions for conflicts, cross-culture understanding and communication, teaching and extra-curriculum activity management. It helps them to understand foreign affairs better.

Dec. 1-3, 2009
Nanning, Guangxi province

Oral English Training Methods to Primary School Students Workshop in Nanning

Assistant Director Patrick will give a demo lesson and training method workshop to the top primary school English teachers from Guangxi province, through which the western teaching theories and CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) approach will be introduced to Chinese teachers.

 

January 20th, 2010
Buckland Yangshuo office

Publication of Buckland¡¯s First Set of Serial Textbooks for public school use

Led by Assistant Director Patrick, Buckland will have published 4 serial textbooks for Senior 1 and Senior 2 grade levels by January 20th. These textbooks will, at first, be primarily used in middle schools in the Shaanxi province. These textbooks are designed to accompany the other English textbooks the students are already studying with their Chinese English teachers. The textbooks will come with dialogue CD¡¯s, worksheets, activities, and plenty of other material to aide our foreign teachers in the classroom. These books will accompany the teachers to their schools and a copy will be owned by each student.

   
   
On December 1st through the 3rd,Nanning

On December 1st through the 3rd, the Distinctive English Teaching Seminar of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region¡¯s Primary Schools was held as scheduled in the capital, Nanning.
Among those present were: Mr. Ding Junhua, the Deputy Secretary of Foreign Language Education and Research Center of the State Basic Education; Mr. Xu Shisheng, the executive director of Chinese Society of Education Foreign Language Professional Committee (also the vice president of Guangxi Normal College); Mr. Owen, the CEO of Buckland International Education Group; Mr. Patrick (USA), the key foreign teacher from Buckland Group.
Mr. Patrick, a foreign teacher from the United States, gave an open oral English lesson to the six-grade students and delivered an oral speech on developing the western methods of teaching English in primary school. His unique teaching philosophy and methods, superb drawing skills, and his witty and humorous teaching style won the laughter and applause of all the teachers and students. It was also deeply inspiring to the participating teachers. He was awarded a gold medal for his lesson given during the teaching competition.
Holding such kinds of teaching, research, and exchange activities will surely be beneficial to the primary and secondary English teachers in Guangxi.

November ¡¡10-11 2009,Beijing

 November 10 to 11 , 2009, the "High School International Course Seminar" held in Beijing.
The important participants include: Mr. Tao Xiping, the Vice-Chairman of World Federation of UNESCO Association; Professor Dai Jiagan, the Director of Ministry of Education Examination Center; Dr.Susan Sclafani, the former U.S. Vice Minister of Education, the consultant of United States in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; Mr. Owen, the vice president of China Bilingual Education Research Association (also the CEO of Buckland International Education Group).
The seminar proposed to further promote educational reform, establish Senior Secondary Education, and train more innovative talents. It also proposed the "High School International Program", aims to improve the students English (bilingual) levels, academic capabilities cross-cultural communication, innovation and team spirit.

October, 2009, Guangxi Province

American TESOL China Program was launched to train Chinese graduates from Teacher Colleges throughout China
As American TESOL institution¡¯s new affiliate, Buckland International Education Group has launched the American TESOL China program in Guangxi Normal University to train new Chinese graduates from Teacher Colleges. This initiative meets China¡¯s recent English education reform. All students successfully completing this program will be issued an internationally recognized TESOL Certificate and be offered a job placement from Buckland Group.

September 19th ¨C 28th , 2009

Buckland International Group¡¯s administration staff tour several key schools in the province of Shaanx
This past September Wang Ping (Director) and Patrick Thompson (Assistant Director) toured 6 different Buckland franchised schools in the province of Shaanxi. After first meeting several long term Buckland veteran teachers in Xi¡¯an, they visited the following schools (in order of visitation):

1.Huaiya Middle School
2.Hanzhong Experimental Primary School
3.Hanzhong Longgang School
4.Ankang Hanbin Jiangbei Middle School
5.Ankang Peixin Primary School
6.Jingbian High School

The primary goals of the trip were to solve any issues between the teachers and the schools, get better acquainted with each school and its staff, learn more about each city, collect multimedia samples of each school for the benefit of BucklandGroup.net (and prospective teachers), and collect vital data for use in teacher placement and school recruitment.
September 14, 2009.Yangshuo

September 14, 2009, the China Bilingual Education Research Association performed the ¡°Primary and Secondary Teaching and Research Center¡± listing ceremony in Yangshuo Owen College (belonging to Buckland International Education Group).
Qiao Yuquan, the Director of Basic Education of Ministry of Education; Liu Zhaoyi, the editor of Bilingual Newspaper; Hou Yulin, the director of China Bilingual Education Association; Ye Chenxin, the Deputy Director of Yahgshuo Bureau of Education, presented the ceremony.
As the CEO of Buckland Group, Mr. Owen expressed that they will never live up to expectations, carry forward the pioneering spirit and fully assist the primary and secondary teaching and research work of the China Bilingual Education Research Association, try to build up Yangshuo into a bilingual tourist city in China!

August 17-September 4, 2009, Yangshuo

38th-40th Orientation Programs for Buckland New Foreign Teachers

About 45 new foreign teachers from USA, Canada, UK and Australia arrived in China starting on August 12, thereafter receiving a one week orientation course in Yangshuo with Buckland Group. They were then sent to 35 teaching sites in 6 provinces across China.

July, 2009Hongkong

2nd ¡°Buckland Cup¡± English Speech Contest Summer Camp in Hong Kong

The 7 first place winners finalized at the 2nd ¡°Buckland Cup¡± English Speech Contest  went to Hong Kong for a one week summer camp held and fully sponsored by Buckland International Education Group.

These students are from 7 Buckland franchised schools in Yongzhou city, Hunan province.
June 20, 2009,
Yangshuo

Second ¡°Buckland Cup¡± Yongzhou High School English Speech Contest ¨C a Successful Closure of Finals

23 first to third price winners finalized from the semi-finals from 7 Buckland franchised schools in Yongzhou city competed in the finals taken place at Buckland Owen College in Yangshuo. As awards, The first place winners from each school is flying to Hong Kong for the summer camp held by Buckland, and the 7 second place winners are attending Buckland¡¯s summer camp held at Yangshuo.

For the purpose of accelerating the Bilingual Education Experiment in Human province, Buckland International Education Group started and has been sponsoring this annual English speech contest.

May 29, 2009
Yangshuo

The 10th Anniversary of Buckland International Education Group

Buckland Group¡¯s 10th anniversary celebration ceremony was successfully held by its main China office in Yangshuo. Administrators from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the Education Departments, and other Buckland affiliated organizations attended this ceremony.

February 9-27, 2009, Yangshuo

35th-37th Orientation Programs for Buckland New Foreign Teachers

3 orientation sessions getting 35 Buckland new teachers ready for 2009 spring semester were successfully ended on February 27. These new groups of teachers are from  the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia. After a one week orientation in Yangshuo, they were sent to 25 Buckland franchised schools in 4 provinces in China as oral English teachers to assist with their host schools?English and Chinese bilingual education.

September 22-23, Hengyang

School Affiliating Ceremony   

Owen and his main office staff will travel to Hengyang, Hunan to hold the ceremony for No. 8 Hengyang Middle School to become the 63rd Buckland franchised school. Two Buckland foreign teachers who just finished their Orientation Program in Yangshuo will start teaching at this school.

August 22 - September 9, Yangshuo

 

32rd-34th Orientation Programs for Buckland New Foreign Teachers

About 40 newly arrived foreign teachers from Australia, U.S., U.K. and Canada will take part in this year¡¯s summer orientation sessions to learn about Chinese culture, Chinese education system, and receive TEFL training specifically designed for teaching Chinese students. Sightseeing in Yangshuo will also be arranged for these three groups of new teachers during their orientation week.

August 22 - 24, 2008
Yangshuo

15th Foreign Affair Officer Training Program

Principles, foreign affair officers and Chinese English teachers from Buckland franchised schools will participate in this three day training course which delivers lectures and group discussions on five aspects, including foreign affair legislation, foreign teacher supervising, solutions for conflicts, cross-culture understanding and communication, teaching and extra-curriculum activity management.

July 6, 2008
Yangshuo, Hunan

Yangshuo Friendship Club Founding & Earthquake Donation Ceremony

For the purpose of bringing together people from different professions for resource sharing and enhancing Yangshuo¡¯s internationalization, ___, one leader from the Rotary Club in Novato, California and Owen Buckland founded the Yangshuo Friendship Club. This club is a transformation of Rotary Club in  America which is the donator of __ dollars to China¡¯s Wenchuan Earthquake Disaster in this ceremony.

June 14, 2008 
Xinshao, Hunan

No. 1 Xinshao Middle School¡¯s Bilingual Education Experimental Program Launching Ceremony 

Through cooperating with Buckland International Education Group, No. 1 Xinshao Middle School became one of the bilingual education experimental schools in China on June 14, 2008. The program launching ceremony was held in the conference room of No. 1 Xinshao Middle School. Owen, the CEO of Buckland, Mr. Zhou, the local bureau administrator, and primary administrators in No. 1 Xinshao Middle School participated in this ceremony.

As an agreement, Buckland will provide No. 1 Xinshao Middle School with foreign experts on English teaching and teacher training, bilingual curriculum, foreign affair administration training and assistance on forging an English rich learning environment on campus.

May 14-15
Yongzhou, Hunan

 

Buckland-Yongzhou Middle School Oral English Competition

Buckland-Yongzhou Middle School Oral English Competition?took place in the Multi-media Conference Hall of Yongzhou No. 8 Middle School. 38 senior high school students from 11 schools in Yongzhou were competing through four sections, including Prepared Speech, Spontaneous Speech, Picture Cued Story-telling, and Ask and Answer Questions with Foreign Teachers.

This competition is fully sponsored by Buckland International Education Group. As the rewards, the 10 first-place winners will be sponsored by Buckland to travel to Hongkong for the ¡°Buckland Summer Camp? and the 11 second-place winners will head over to Yangshuo for a free ¡°Buckland English Summer Camp?

March, 2008
Yongzhou, Hunan

None Profited Performance Program

Buckland foreign teachers took part in a none profited performance program for relieving the People in the ice disaster in Hunan

See video

 

February 17, 2008
Yangshuo, Guangxi

28th and 29th Orientation Programs for Buckland New Foreign Teachers

Just after the Chinese Spring Festival, Buckland Yangshuo office had two new groups of foreign teachers from America, Australian, England, Canada and Poland for its 28th and 29th Orientation Programs. These teachers will stay in Yangshuo for 5-10 days for a cultural orientation, TEFL training and sightseeing. During the orientation program, new teachers are provided comprehensive information on Buckland Teaching Programs, Chinese educational system and opportunities to bond with senior foreign teachers. After choosing host schools, new teachers will be arranged to travel to Buckland franchised schools and start teaching and exploring in China
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September 22, 2007
Hunan

Cooperation Agreement Formed between Buckland and Hunan Provincial Education Association for International Exchange

After around two month exchange visits, inspection and discussions, Hunan Provincial Education Association for International Exchange and Buckland successfully signed an agreement of collaboration on promoting the Bilingual Education in Human. With the fully support of  the Hunan Educational Ministry branch, Buckland will be able to maximum its western resource and accelerate the internationalization of Hunan¡¯s education system.

July 8-12, 2007
Yangshuo, Guangxi

1st V.E.T. Training Program for Volunteers

V.E.T. (Volunteer English Teachers) and Buckland together held a five day cultural orientation and TEFL training program specially designed for V.E.T. foreign volunteers  who will teach Chinese students in China¡¯s low economical status areas.  

April, 2007
New York, U.S.A.

Advanced Seminar on Education Management for Chinese Education Leaders in Columbia, University

A group of primary educational administrators from Chinese middle schools and high schools were in America for 16 days for participating in this seminar held by the China Educational Research Center in Columbia University.
This trip is organized by Buckland Group and the China Education Development Research center for the purposes of improving Chinese leaders?educational management ability and broadening their international view. During this trip, Chinese fellows were also taken on American school tours which allow them to observe and explore American educational system.

   

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