Our vision is to enable people to achieve more for themselves and their communities by raising the level of English for all.
Since 2007, we have worked in partnership with 11 state governments, including Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal to improve the standards of English language teacher training, teaching and learning.
Working with SCERT, SSA, RMSA and other private and public sector partners, we have trained over 6,000 master trainers who have directly impacted on over 660,000 teachers.
Our projects are designed to support local initiatives in teacher education and management, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), curriculum and textbook reform, building local research capacity and teacher communities. We provide access to free digital resources and we integrate innovative technologies to enhance learning where we can.
We have also collaborated with CSR Foundations and NGOs to improve the employment prospects of young people in rural, semi-rural and urban India through projects with the Times of India and the European Union and CII.
Our aim is to make each project sustainable and create a long-term impact.
Our experience of working in India, the UK and worldwide puts us in the unique position of being able to facilitate debate and dialogue between UK and Indian stakeholders from all levels and to find innovative solutions to challenges faced in the English language classroom.
Our work in English brings together policy makers and influencers in education and employment from both private and public sectors through policy-level discussions and dialogues. We support their vision for change by presenting evidence-based research we commission locally and globally.
Partner with us
Are you interested in working with us to improve the English language levels of teachers in your institution organisation? Do you wish to improve the quality of English language education in your state? Are you interested in UK and India partnership opportunities in English language improvement?
We believe the British Council is the right partner for you. We have considerable experience in delivering courses in English language teaching (ELT) and teacher training to the public and private sectors in the region and globally.
If you are interested in partnering with us or have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aim of the project has been to improve the employability of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who did not complete secondary education and studied at a non-English language school.
This project with the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Authority (RMSA), Punjab is designed to improve the English language confidence and enhance the English language lesson delivery of government school teachers of English in grades 9 and 10.
This project aims to address the needs of teacher educators, teachers, learners and the wider community in Bihar by providing access to high quality teaching and learning materials as well as increased awareness of the value of English for employability.
Maharashtra ELIPS is a large scale teacher education and development project designed by the British Council to meet the growing need for English in Maharashtra.
Following on from a CCE workshop conducted by the British Council (BC) with Tamil Nadu text book writers in Chennai, DTERT requested further support when implementing CCE into the classroom practice of upper primary school teachers.
The overall aims of the partnership were to increase teacher confidence in using English in the classroom and to introduce learner centred methodologies to teachers and learners.
The British Council in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and City and Guilds (UK) won a European Union bid to implement the Vocational English for Employability Skills Training Project in Sirsa in Haryana and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.
WebStep is a major partnership with the West Bengal Board of Primary Education and the British Council to improve English teaching in the state through teacher training, syllabus and materials development.
The Assam teacher development programme is an ambitious project in terms of size and expected outcomes. The programme was developed in partnership with the state Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, within the context of the existing state wide English curriculum at the primary level.