Research

Europe (UK, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Poland) – Erasmus+ Transnational Project – HLT Digital

TransformELT is currently involved in a transnational 2-yesr Erasmus+ project – The HLT Digital project. This project aims to aims to digitise and preserve a body of knowledge on Humanistic Language Teaching (HLT). The final HLT Digital web platform will provide a wide variety of different and maybe contradictory opinions of a range of HLT […]

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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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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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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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China Corpus Project Report: Curriculum and Materials Development

UK-China RIA: Corpus-assisted Curriculum and Material Development

Corpus Project Overview This research project was managed by British Council China for the Chinese Basic Education Curriculum and Teaching Material Research Center (BECTMRC). The project sought to identify:  The most commonly used medium to high frequency, age-appropriate language chunks that are presented in the updated 2021 New National English Curriculum (NNEC) (covering Grades 3

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East Asia: British Council ESFE Programmatic Framework

Chinese temple + Skyscraper: Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash In December 2020, British Council East Asia commissioned Alan Mackenzie to develop a detailed technical proposal for a programmatic framework shifting the strategy for English for Education Systems (EES) within the East Asia region away from providing teacher training to a delivery innovation, research and insight-led approach,

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Nepal – English Language Teacher Education Project (ELTEP) Evaluation Report

In December 2021 we were engaged to collate all the available information from base, mid and endline data ELTEP and write a comprehensive report for external audiences. A second set of internal recommendations were shared in a separate document. The report evaluated the project activities. Baseline and endline data included APTIS test scores and classroom

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