Training

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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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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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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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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Cuba

Cuba: 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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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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