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The following post is from contributing blogger and social media intern Mary Kazarian. Mary is an undergraduate at George Mason University studying the Middle East and International Relations and hopes to one day move to her native land of Lebanon.
New classroom techniques and learning methods are some of the many things that teachers think over, especially in such an internet based world today. International education is gaining new grounds as well, and the progression that is made abroad is interesting and music to ones ears. A relative of a Creative Associates team member is currently in Indonesia teaching for the Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction (MAMPU) program. You can take a look at a bit of what he is doing on his blog and how standard teaching methods are replaced by stimulating and creative ways to learn another language and connect to a different culture. The video below is of his students singing a song from the movie Pitch Perfect (2012). You could do the same by teaching English in Indonesia this summer with AUA’s Summer Service Program! To find out more click here.