Research

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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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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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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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: 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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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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Ethiopia Teacher

Ethiopia: Building a Culture of Coaching

In partnership with NILE, TransformELT wholly managed the BCCEPS project in 2018-19 with Sarah Mount as Project Manager and Alan Mackenzie as Academic Manager. Susan Bardhun (Team Leader) and David Watkins (Assistant Team Leader) conducted a two-week needs analysis of School Supervisors in October 2018. In November and December, two two-week training courses were held …

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