In Punjab, between 2013 and 2016, the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and the British Council worked in partnership to develop the English language teaching skills and language confidence of all secondary level English language teachers in government schools across the state. This is a continuation work done as part of the Punjab English Enhancement Programme initiatives between 2010 and 2012.
After carefully selecting 190 suitable Master Trainers, the British Council has directly trained these Master Trainers in classroom practice and training skills over a period of eight days (split into two blocks) per year, and the Master Trainers have then trained 3000 secondary school teachers of English for five days per year. Teachers and Master Trainers have been given opportunities to access British Council digital and print resources and to carry out a range of tasks, as part of their continuing professional development.
As a legacy of PELTI, teachers have developed their use of learner-centred teaching approaches, learners have better opportunities to improve their English proficiency and the RMSA now has a cadre of 190 Master Trainers who can facilitate future in-service teacher development initiatives in the state.