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  Indonesia

Evaluation of NAEP III, ATP III & Formulation of NATEP

Client: Pusat Pengembangan Agribisnis

Start: 1991  End: 1992

Funding Agency: Agricultural Education and Training, Ministry of Agriculture

Project Description:
TIEC provided an Agricultural Economist for one year to serve as team leader for the evaluation of two agricultural extension projects [NAEP III and ATP III] and the design of a new extension project [NATEP] for the Ministry of Agriculture in Indonesia. TIEC served as sub-contractor to the Indonesian client organization [PPA].

Development of a U.S.-Indonesian Distance Education Program

Client: United States Information Agency (USIA)

Start: September 1992  End: March 1993

Funding Agency: United States Information Agency (USIA)

Project Description:
TIEC implemented a two-phased program for Indonesian and U.S. educators. The first phase brought ten English Language and Educational Technology administrators from Indonesia to the U.S. to participate in a multi-regional study tour in November 1992. The second phase was conducted in Indonesia with faculty from Texas universities providing hands-on experience for Indonesians to develop their capability to design, implement, manage, monitor, and evaluate instructional courses that incorporate distance education between the U.S. and Indonesia.

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  Japan

English Teacher Training Program

Client: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan

Start: 2011  End: 2015

Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Government of Japan

Project Description:
This program brought Japanese secondary school English teachers to Texas to gain extensive experience in American ESL methodologies and practices and a deeper understanding of American culture and life, to interact with Americans of diverse backgrounds, and to enhance their English proficiency. Participants attended courses in ESL methodology, American culture, public speaking, American public school education, research paper writing, and reflective learning and teaching. They also audited a university course, participated in social, cultural, and volunteer activities, and gave presentations on Japan during practicums in local secondary schools.

English Language and Culture Program

Client: Nihon University - College of International Relations

Start: 2005  End: Ongoing

Funding Source: Private fees

Project Description:
This English language and culture program is conducted by the Texas Intensive English Program in Austin, Texas during the spring semester for students enrolled in the College of International Relations at Nihon University, Mishima, Japan. The four-week program provides the students with intensive English language instruction, cultural and social activities, field trips, and homestay.

Summer High School English/Culture Program

Client: Oita Prefecture, Japan

Start: 1988  End: 2002

Funding Source: Private fees

Project Description:
This two-week summer program provided students and accompanying teachers with English language instruction, cultural and social activities, and field trips. Endorsed by the Governor of the Prefecture, the Honorable Morihiko Hiramatsu, the program brought more than 600 students and teachers to Texas.

Japanese English Teacher Training Program

Client: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Government of Japan

Start: 1989  End: 2002

Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Government of Japan

Project Description:
This program brought Japanese secondary school ESL teachers to Texas to gain a deeper understanding of American culture and life, and to gain experience in American public education, particularly American ESL methodologies and practices. The goal of the program was to strengthen English curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools in Japan. Participants attended methodology courses, audited a university course, observed and gave cultural presentations to local secondary schools, and attended a seminar on Gender, Ethnicity and Race. From 1989 to 1995 the program was five weeks in length, with 20-24 participants per year. In 1996 the program was expanded to four months, with 8-10 participants per year.

English Language and Culture Program

Client: Nihon University - Mishima Senior High School

Start: 2001  End: Ongoing

Funding Agency: Private fees

Project Description:
This summer English language and culture program has been conducted in Austin, Texas for students from Nihon University-Mishima Senior High School, Mishima, Japan. The three-week program provides students and accompanying teachers with English language instruction, cultural information relevant to their stay in the U.S., cultural and social activities, field trips, and a weekend homestay experience.

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  Korea

Local Government Officials Development Institute English Training Program

Client: Local Government Officials Development Institute

Start: August 2016  End: Ongoing

Funding Agency: Private fees

Project Description:
TIEC has conducted a four-week training program for local government officials from the Republic of Korea sponsored by the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs. The participants receive four hours of English language instruction per day, attend presentations by specialists on topics related to local government and public service, meet with State of Texas and City of Austin officials, and visit sites of educational and cultural interest in Austin and San Antonio.

SeoulTech English Study and Cultural Exchange

Client: Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech)

Start: July 2012  End: February 2014

Funding Agency: Private fees

Project Description:
TIEP at Lamar provided intensive English instruction in July 2012 and February 2014 to Korean students as part of a broader exchange program between Lamar University and Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech). The students attended university classes, lectures, and other academic and cultural activities organized by Lamar University, and earned two credit hours from SeoulTech for participation in the program.

English-as-a-Foreign Language Testing Program for Korean Middle School Students

Client: Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright)

Start: 2007  End: 2009

Funding Source:  Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright)

Project Description:
TIEC's Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) provided technical assistance in the development of a new English proficiency testing program to provide a valid and reliable assessment of the listening, speaking, and writing skills of Korean middle school students. Services included the following: conducting in-depth research in Korea on English language instruction, assessment, and learning outcomes of secondary school students; developing the test specifications; writing test items, scoring rubrics, rater training materials, and test procedures; training test administrators and raters; monitoring pilot testing; and evaluating the entire test development project.

Fulbright American Studies Institute for Korean Secondary School Teachers of English

Client: Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright)

Start: 2002  End: Ongoing

Funding Source:  Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright)

Project Description:
This program brings Korean secondary school teachers to Texas to gain a deeper understanding of American culture and life, and to gain experience in American public education, particularly American ESL methodologies and practices. The goal of the program is to strengthen English curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools in Korea. The seven-week program consists of three phases: Phase I - four-week Academic Residency in Austin, including orientation to American culture; ESL teaching techniques, theory, and materials; and preparation for the Secondary School Site Residency; Phase II - two-week Secondary School Site Residency in a Texas school district outside of Austin; and Phase III - one-week Academic Residency in Austin for participants to reflect upon their stay in the United States and plan how they will integrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills into their teaching situations in Korea and share their knowledge and skills with other Korean teachers.

Business English and New Official Development Program

Client: Ministry of Home Affairs

Start: August 1996  End: October 1996

Funding Agency: Ministry of Home Affairs, Republic of Korea

Project Description:
The Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP), a wholly owned subsidiary of TIEC,  provided intensive English language training with an emphasis on English in business settings, one-week internships in local government offices, and social and cultural activities for 11 employees of the Korean Ministry of Home Affairs. Participants lived with American families during the 12-week program.

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  Malaysia

Two-Year Twinning Program

Client: Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM), Shah Alam, Malaysia

Start: 1985  End: 1988

Funding Agency: Government of Malaysia

Project Description:
TIEC operated a comprehensive, American-style branch campus for the first two years of university study for the Government of Malaysia. TIEC provided instructors, curricula, teaching materials, and equipment for the program in Malaysia which served 1500 students. TIEC also assisted the placement of 1100 of those students in universities in the U.S. More than 225 faculty from the U.S. conducted courses in Malaysia.

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  Republic of China (Taiwan)

English Teacher Training Seminar

Client: Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Start: January 1993  End: February 1993

Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Project Description:
This one-month program brought 20 Taiwanese secondary school English teachers to Texas to enhance their knowledge of best practices in the instruction of English as a Foreign Language, to gain a deeper understanding of American culture, and to improve their English speaking proficiency and public speaking skills.

Summer High School English and Culture Program

Client: Taichung City Government, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Start: 2007  End: 2010

Funding Source: Private fees

Project Description:
This English language and culture program was conducted in Austin, Texas, during the summer for students from Taichung, Republic of China in 2007 and 2010. The three-week program provided students with English language instruction, cultural information relevant to their stay in the U.S., cultural and social activities, field trips, and a weekend homestay experience. The Austin-Taichung Sister City Committee provided assistance with social and cultural activities.

Overseas Training Program

Client: Central Personnel Administration, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Start: November 2011  End: December 2011

Funding Agency: Central Personnel Administration, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Project Description:
This one-month program brought 20 high-level Taiwanese government officials to Texas to upgrade their English knowledge and skills for professional communications. Instructional areas included public speaking and conference presentations, business writing including formal reports, and oral skills for negotiating and networking in professional and social situations. The participants met with high-level officials of the governments of the State of Texas and the City of Austin. They also participated in local escorted activities that provided cultural and linguistic enrichment.

  Vietnam

Overall Consulting for PetroVietnam University Project

Client: PetroVietnam University Project Management Board

Start: June 2010  End: October 2010

Funding Agency: PetroVietnam

Project Description:
TIEC provided technical assistance to the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) for the design and development of PetroVietnam University, a new training institution that will feature a strong career and applied science orientation to meet the needs of Vietnam's petroleum industry. TIEC designed several key components of the University's curricula, laboratories, and library, as well as its administrative, operational, and financial systems. The TIEC consultant team consisted of nine senior faculty and administrators in engineering and the geosciences from six Texas public universities, along with five distinguished Vietnamese scholars in the fields of higher education planning, management, and finance.

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