October 2023

Tunisia: Teaching for Success

Jill Coombs Deputy Co-ordinator, Tunisia TT Project This has been one of the best projects I’ve been part of. The quality of the programme and training has been phenomenal, supported by a super logistics team. I have felt privileged to work with such high calibre professionals and to have encountered such warmth, positivity and appreciation […]

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Ukraine PRESETT

Ukraine: PRESETT Programme

In May 2019, Alan Mackenzie visited four universities in Ukraine in different cities (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Uman and Vinnytsia) to evaluate the PRESETT programme. This aimed to transform the pre-services teacher preparation course for English language teachers in Pedagogical Universities across Ukraine. An online survey of teachers and students comparing the traditional methodology course with the

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Programme Evaluation

Emma-Sue Prince Director, Unimenta Alan was great to work with on this project. His fieldwork and data collection were consistently of exceptionally high quality and carried out with great understanding of local context and background. His analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data was astute, articulate and accurate and this was crucial for the resulting

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BC Global Products

BC Global Products: MyClass

In mid-2018, Alan Pulverness conducted a comprehensive review of the syllabus for a British Council flagship global product for adult learners. This was a non-linear, four-level set of teaching materials with 120 lessons at each level in theme-based blocks of 4 lessons. The syllabus had been developed in separate versions by British Council teacher-writers in

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BC Global Products

BC Global Products: Upper Secondary Plus

In late 2017, early 2018, TransformELT’s Alan Mackenzie and Alan Pulverness wrote the syllabus documents for the new British Council flagship global product for teen English language learners: Upper Secondary Plus (USP). This is a six-level series (B1, B1+, B2, B2+, C1, C1+) with ten learning units each, all based around separate content themes. A

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Cambodia

Cambodia: Grades 10-12 Textbook Writing

The importance of English in Cambodia for both continued economic development of the tourist industry and for international trade has been recognised. As part of this recognition, improvements to the teaching and learning of English are high on the agenda. Japan’s largest NGO, The Nippon Foundation (TNF), recently funded the development of new English language

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Cuba

Cuba: Teacher Development and Curriculum Policy with MHE

In February 2018 TransformELT worked with the British Council, Cuba on an “ELT roadshow” for teachers of English in universities in Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Santa Clara and Havana, focusing on developing learners’ reading and writing skills in English. TransformELT was subsequently invited by the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education to lead a policy workshop

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Ethiopia Teacher

Ethiopia: Building a Culture of Coaching

In partnership with NILE, TransformELT wholly managed the BCCEPS project in 2018-19 with Sarah Mount as Project Manager and Alan Mackenzie as Academic Manager. Susan Bardhun (Team Leader) and David Watkins (Assistant Team Leader) conducted a two-week needs analysis of School Supervisors in October 2018. In November and December, two two-week training courses were held

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Georgia: Teaching & Learning in VE

Alan Mackenzie conducted an initial scoping study to identify the current state of teaching and learning of English in six vocational colleges across the country. Based on his findings, he developed a theory of change and formulated a series of recommendations. Following this, a number of projects related to implementing this change process were defined.

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Greece

Greece: Exploring Institutional Change

In 2018 TransformELT provided a consultancy for QLS, an association of 31 private language schools in Greece. QLS were seeking an innovative approach to curriculum renewal that would energise their teachers, motivate their young learners and give them a distinctive place in the Greek language teaching market. Alan Mackenzie and Alan Pulverness visited Athens in

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