Saturday, 18 March 2023 -
12:00pm to 7:30pm

The English Programmes team is pleased to invite you to this event which is a culmination of the collaboration undertaken by the partners to showcase their projects that were supported by Digital Learning Innovation Fund (DLIF). The day-long event is divided into two sessions.

The aim of Session 1 is continuing professional development for teachers and teacher educators and will include interactive workshops conducted by project teams. Content will include examples of activities and content and how it was used in the project context.

The aim of Session 2 is to provide an overview of the four projects including the features of the partnerships (between India and UK organisations) and is created for EdTech organisations and Govt officials interested in digital solutions for English teaching and learning.

Both sessions include a time of networking.

Details of the projects: 

Project #1: 

UK partner: GL Education Group 

India partner: ARG Consulting Pvt Ltd

Theme: Research

The project is focussed on researching English reading ability levels at the transition stage between primary and middle school, through standardised digital assessment and reporting. The internationally benchmarked literacy assessment NGRT is used for this. Detailed analysis of results provide teachers with detailed and actionable data enabling them to make more informed decisions about instruction and support.

Expected reach: 2000 students of grade 6 in 14 schools. 

Project #2: 

UK partner: Professional Language Solutions 

India partner: Dosti Foundation Trust 

Theme: Communities of Practice  

Through the creation of a sustainable online Community of Practice (CoP) for English teachers in Mumbai area, teachers are trained and mentored. Selected team leaders receive direct training and are assigned to a group of teachers who they directly train. Teachers are also part of a CoP and can share and discuss ideas and activities for the English classroom. Several platforms like Moodle are used on this project. 

Expected reach: 156 teachers will be trained through 15 online modules and participate in a CoP

Project #3: 

UK partner: University of Manchester 

India partner: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Theme: Trials and/or Pilot project implementation and Communities of Practice  

The project is a context-responsive toolkit for the professional development of English language teachers working in resource-constrained schools in India. The toolkit, Swavalamban, is designed, monitored and evaluated together with the teacher community, to both address teachers’ needs, and showcase and celebrate teacher creativity, especially that of female teachers.  

Expected reach: 10 government schools each in Odisha and West Bengal with 40 to 50 teachers participating

Project #4: 

UK partner: Union Education Group Ltd 

India partner: WOWL Edtech Pvt Ltd  

Theme: Trials and/or Pilot project implementation:   

The programme aims to improve the English proficiency skills of regional language school students in the VIII - XII and unemployed youth through free self-access material on an app on Google Play so that they can access better higher education and livelihood opportunities.  

Expected reach: approx. 1500 students and 20 teachers  

Register here: 

Harnessing technology for the English classroom (12.00 to 15.30 including lunch)

Digital English learning innovator forum: (17.00 to 19.30 followed by dinner) 


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