The teacher training was held in a rented office place in the Open Area close to Cipro metro station in a vibrant and up and coming neighbourhood Prati, which is at the periphery of the centre. Our trainer was Dui Gandolfi who is a neuroscientist by profession and did his PhD in the interactions between human and machine. He was very well prepared and put a great emphasis on practical approach as we had to do a lot of independent group work. We were sorted in three different groups (A, B, C) the members of which were changed in the second half of the week to give more chances to everyone.
My classmates came from four different countries, 3 from Hungary, 2 from Germany, 7 from Romania and 2 from Spain, making it 14. We introduced our schools throughout the week as it is a well-known practice already during Erasmus courses. My expectation was again, to have more high school colleagues on the course but this time as well as on previous occasions, the participants were mainly from elementary schools and some non-teaching staff. The level of English was impeccable on the part of Hungarian, Germans, and also some Romanian colleagues but the usual 30% of participants did not speak much English.