TransformELT Team

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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Kazahkstan

Kazakhstan: English for Success Evaluation

TransformELT’s Alan Mackenzie was engaged to measure the impact of the “English for Success” project in Kazakhstan. Over a two-week period visiting schools in and around the Atyrau area, he identified areas of success and learning in the project, in addition to reviewing an evaluation framework and related set of evaluation tools which were used …

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Kazahkstan

Kazakhstan: Training CLIL Trainers

Kazakhstan is at the beginning of the implementation of a trilingual education system. This will involve mother tongue Kazakh speakers learning Russian, Russian speakers learning Kazakh and both of these groups learning English. The aim is to move from segregated Russian and Kazakh medium schools towards a fully integrated, internationalised system of education with specific …

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Kuwait

Kuwait: Scoping Study for the SACGC

In June 2017, TransformELT was invited by the British Council to help the Sabah Al Ahmad Centre for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) to achieve its aims of preparing gifted students to be of an appropriate level to enter overseas universities by high school graduation. Staff at the centre completed a project scoping questionnaire in August …

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Senegal

Senegal & Côte d’Ivoire: Toolkits

In late 2018, TransformELT began work on a pilot project in Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire to develop English Clubs for secondary schools in the region. An FCO-funded project, and working in partnership with the British Council, this is part of a larger programme in the region – ‘English Connects’. English Clubs are very popular in …

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Assessing English Language Teacher Proficiency

TransformELT and NILE are working in partnership with the British Council and the Government of Sri Lanka on a long-term project in Sri Lanka to support the development of employability skills, including English, for young people, through the provision of fit for purpose English language teaching. The initial project focuses on identifying the gap between …

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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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United Kingdom

UK: Conlan School Organisational Review

TransformELT conducted an organisational review in order to enable a UK-based English language Institute in Chester to make the transition from founder leadership to growth leadership. Over a period of several months, Sarah Mount and Alan Mackenzie worked with Conlan Schools, focusing in particular on organisational structure and culture, academic leadership and management and knowledge …

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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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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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