Materials Development

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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English Connects: West Africa

This large scale, multi-pronged British Council intervention in West Africa is part of DIT and FCO’s push to expand UK culture and trade links around the world. There are currently 18 separate projects working in nine different countries. The three projects we are involved in all work across multiple locations. They aim to build sustainable …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Algeria

Algeria: Supporting School Reform

Transform ELT have been exemplary delivery partners on the British Council’s Supporting School Reform in Algeria project. They have: delivered to time, quality and scope; been extremely flexible and accommodating in response to Ministry of National Education requests to tweak the focus of their ELT products and to deliver additional training; and have produced detailed …

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