TransformELT Team

Europe (UK, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Poland) – Erasmus+ Transnational Project – HLT Digital

TransformELT is currently involved in a transnational 2-yesr Erasmus+ project – The HLT Digital project. This project aims to aims to digitise and preserve a body of knowledge on Humanistic Language Teaching (HLT). The final HLT Digital web platform will provide a wide variety of different and maybe contradictory opinions of a range of HLT […]

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Sudan – Publishing, editing and design services for English Language textbooks

This project involves editing, proofreading and design for two English language textbook series: English as University Requirement (EUR) and the SMILE series of textbooks for schools. Draft versions of the first two levels of the EUR series are being reviewed, revised and designed, with further materials written where necessary. The SMILE series, which was developed

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India – Content development for self-access online programme

This project involved developing self-access content for students for an LMS and learner club meetings. The learner club meetings take place face-to- face, online and in a blended. Students are in the age group of 18-25 years and are studying in engineering institutes located in tier-2 and tier-3 cities across India and enrolled in engineering

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MENA – Online training programme for Communities of Practice (CoP) leaders

This online course for teacher educators across the 17 MENA countries addresses a number of key themes prioritised by British Council’s Teaching English global team. The overarching aims of the course were twofold: To provide professional development for a cohort of CoP leaders To create a limited cascade of best practice for CoP members The

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Morocco – Curriculum for pre-service English Teachers

TransformELT was commissioned to provide an evaluation of the current pre-service training offered to teachers by the Ministry of Education (working with British Council) and to then make recommendations for a new pilot curriculum. The work was undertaken in full partnership with the MoE, with whom results were shared and jointly disseminated to stakeholders. The

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Rwanda – Content writing for face-to-face (intensive) English courses for secondary teachers

This project is part of the larger STELIR project and involved designing materials for face-to-face intensive courses for secondary teachers at CEFR A1, A2 and B2 levels. Three courses were developed: Adaptation of existing A1 level intensive course of 60 Development of an existing A2 level intensive course of 30 Development of a new B1

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Uruguay – Ceibal Programme Evaluation

This project, currently in progress, involves a deep dive evaluation of the British Council Ceibal en Inglés programme, drawing from existing monitoring evidence and reports to create a narrative which demonstrates achievement on the field of English Language Teaching through delivering the Ceibal en Inglés programme in Uruguay and the contribution of the British Council

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English Connects Japan Project – Exploring and highlighting how gender roles are represented in lower secondary English language in basic education

This project reviewed how gender roles are represented in four lower secondary English language textbooks used in the state school sector in Japan. The research and digital outputs drew on questions posed by the British Council funded Gendering-ELT research:  To what extent do current ELT materials align with the goal of gender equality? and, What are the (mis)representations of gender and

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Ukraine: School-Based Mentoring

TransformELT with Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) designed a schools-based mentorship programme for the British Council Ukraine between January and March 2021. This included guidance on how to select appropriate mentors according to specific criteria; mentor roles and responsibilities; timelines and tools required for successful implementation; and monitoring and evaluation in schools. The project

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Algeria

Algeria: English for Employability Research

Like other Francophone African countries,  Algeria is experiencing a growing demand for English. Plans have already been announced for the introduction of English at primary level and of English as a medium of instruction at university, although the potential role of English in Algeria is complicated by the deeply embedded colonial legacy of French. This

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