Dan O'Toole

Cuba: #InglesparaElDesarrollo, biennial conference Cuba 2021

British Council Cuba engaged Alan Mackenzie to participate in #InglesparaElDesarrollo, biennial conference Cuba 2021 held virtually November 9-11. This conference was part of the capacity building actions for teachers and student-teachers of EFL agreed with the ministries of education as part of the collaboration with the British Council and with the participation and support of the teacher …

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East Asia: British Council ESFE Programmatic Framework

Chinese temple + Skyscraper: Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash In December 2020, British Council East Asia commissioned Alan Mackenzie to develop a detailed technical proposal for a programmatic framework shifting the strategy for English for Education Systems (EES) within the East Asia region away from providing teacher training to a delivery innovation, research and insight-led approach, …

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Vietnam: Formative Assessment for ELT in schools

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has recently acknowledged the value of formative assessment (assessment for learning) in the teaching of English from Primary Grade 3 to Secondary Grade 12. In a far-sighted and progressive policy, MOET has taken a comprehensive approach to fully integrating formative assessment practices within the national curriculum. Guidelines …

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China Research Innovation Grant

China Research Innovation Grant We are honoured to be the joint recipients of a Research Innovation Award by British Council, China, under the 2021-2022 English Research and Materials Development Award. Along with our partners,  The Basic Education Curriculum and Teaching Material Research Center, National Institute of Education Sciences, China, we will be working towards the …

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Africa ELTA Memorandum of Understanding We are delighted to announce the signing of a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding with our strategic business partners, Africa ELTA. The aim of the agreement is to collaborate on events in Africa for promoting and supporting the professional development of African teachers of English as a foreign language, and …

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September 18th 2021

We are delighted to announce that Globe – our Communities of Practice and ELT Incubator is now free for all. Although this online collaborative community is in its infancy, but we do have a large number of mentors already initiating their communities of practice (15 in total). We have committed significant research and development funds …

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