Working with Third Culture Kids (TCKs)

Option 1 — 21 Jul 2019 — 1 Aug 2019

Option 2 — 21-27 Jul 2019

Essential pre-field training for anyone working with Third Culture Kids

Good preparation is essential to a positive experience for teachers, house parents, tutors and, most importantly, the children themselves.

Planning and preparation are keys to a successful experience for the MK staff, the school and, most importantly, our children. This training course is currently one of just three inter-mission pre-field orientation (PFO) courses around the world.

Course outline

  • Introduction to Third Culture Kids (TCK's) and the reason for working with TCKs
  • Working in an international school, and in cross-cultural and generational teams
  • Child protection
  • International and Christian education
  • Special educational needs
  • Specific seminars for teachers, teaching assistants, family tutors, and boarding parents
  • The distinct needs of Asian and Latin American TCKs
  • English language learning and the TCK’s mother tongue

Speakers from WEC and other agencies will take some seminars, and we will draw on the experiences of MK staff and MKs themselves.

The teaching sessions will take place at the church building.

Course dates

Choose from one of two options.

Option 1: 21 July to 1 August 2019

For all staff with a role in a dorm or boarding home, plus all with a teaching role who do not have a teaching qualification.

  • Arrive by 6pm on Sunday 21 July
  • Leave after breakfast on Thursday 1 August

Option 2: 21-27 July 2019

For all qualified teachers, plus non-teaching staff who will not have a dorm or boarding home role.

  • Arrive by 6pm on Sunday 21 July
  • Leave after breakfast on Saturday 27 July

Course hosts

Steve and Gill are the WEC International MK Consultants and your hosts. They worked for a number of years at Bourofaye Christian School in Senegal, West Africa.

Travel details

Train: the nearest mainline station is Chippenham (3.6 miles).

Coach: National Express coach from London and Heathrow.

Fuller travel details can be sent on request.


£50 per person (course fee)

£10 per person per day (accommodation and meals)

Accommodation will be provided locally by members of Corsham Baptist Church.

To book

To find out more about this course or to book a place please contact Steve and Gill:


Telephone: +44 (0)1225 865617

Skype: sgbryant

When & Where

  • Option 1

    Calendar Icon 21 July 2019, 18:00 — 1 August 2019, 10:00
    Marker Icon Corsham Baptist Church, Priory Street, Corsham, Wiltshire UK, SN13 0AS
  • Option 2

    Calendar Icon 21 — 27 July 2019, 18:00 - 10:00
    Marker Icon Corsham Baptist Church, Priory Street, Corsham, Wiltshire UK, SN13 OAS
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