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MENA : British Council ‘How to…” guides for MENA Teacher Educators

Between December 2021 and March 2022, four Transform ELT consultants were commissioned by the British Council to write ‘How To…’ guides for teachers educators in the MENA region: ·      How can interventions that focus on (a) teacher motivation, (b) teacher                 identity and (c) teacher resilience be incorporated into programmes […]

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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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ELT Road Show Cuba, #InglesparaElDesarrollo 2022

Alan Mackenzie spent three weeks in Cuba Oct-Nov 2022 delivering a series of workshops for the British Council ELT Road Show Cuba #InglesparaElDesarrollo2022 help face to face in the different locations: Havana, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos. This event is part of the capacity building actions for the teachers and students (teachers in training) of EFL

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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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Sub-Saharan Africa – Online Content Editing (2021-2022)

This multi-faceted project was designed to support the development of resources for Teaching English Africa, a regional version of the British Council’s Teaching English website, an English Connects initiative. As well as editing a substantial stock of unpublished resource materials for teachers devised for the website, project responsibilities also included the delivery of a series

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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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France

France: Training for CLIL Teachers

The Ministry of Education in France is experimenting with implementing CLIL in upper primary and lower secondary schools. The aim is to develop international education in state schools across Île de France. In Creteil and Versailles the focus will be on improving the quality of subject teaching in English as well as developing international and

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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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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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