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British Council to train teachers in English

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh
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The British Council would teach English language skills to Punjab’s teachers. 

For the purpose, the Punjab Education Department has tied-up with the Council to train the secondary school teachers in English language skills. The move is aimed at preparing the English teachers of the Government schools’ with latest activity-based teaching methods to eventually improve the standards of English subject teaching and learning.

“The project — Punjab English Language Teaching Initiative — started in 2011, and since then approximately 6,000 English and Social Studies teachers of Punjab have been trained under this project per year,” said Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka.

He said that the project aimed to replace traditional monotonous teaching of mere giving lectures by modern innovative activity-based teaching and learning where student learn by actively participating in the classroom.

“The programme helps the teachers to understand that in a communicative classroom, the students will have more talking time than teachers. Teachers have been trained practically during training by assigning them tasks in pair and groups thereby teaching them classroom management which will help them teaching English to students easily,” he added.

Maluka also said that the Government would impart training to 3,000 master trainers in the third phase of this project. “Selection of Master Trainers is based on strenuous criteria which are done by conducting written test and interview and then finalising the list of Master Trainers who further train the teachers teaching Classes IX and X from different schools of Punjab,” he added.

The Minister said that every year, teachers show keen interest in British Council trainings and they appreciate the standards of content matter as well

as training.

Adding, he said that the project has proved to be a boon for the teachers as they now feel that students are more active in the English class and they try to

speak English.

 
 
 
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