Past Projects

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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ASEAN Online CPD Research

This baseline ‘landscape’ research was conducted into current pre- and in-service professional development for English teachers working in basic education (primary & secondary education) in six ASEAN countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia) looked into innovations in CPD, notably online/digital CPD since the beginning of the pandemic. The findings of the research will be

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Bangladesh – Research into Understanding primary school teachers’ participation in online and offline professional communities

This project aimed to provide insight into online and face-to-face teaching communities in Bangladesh (with online focus), what communities do they use, what do they want to get out of these communities, and how these communities can be supported and improved (with focus on primary teachers). The research is also expected to provide insight into

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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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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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