Raising English language standards
Our vision is to enable people to achieve more for themselves and their communities by raising the level of English for all.
English Partnerships (earlier known as Project English) was initiated in 2007, working across the public/state sector, CSR foundations and NGOs. We aim to raise the standard of English to help young aspiring people to access education and career opportunities. To achieve this impact we design and deliver various interventions impacting head teachers, administrators, teacher educators, teachers and learners.
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 (including the TeachingEnglish website), audio-visual resources (including our radio programme series TeachingEnglish Radio India) and we integrate innovative technologies to enhance learning wherever possible.
We work with state governments, school bodies, corporates, foundations, universities and NGOs to improve the teaching and learning of English, delivering high quality impact at scale.
Our work in primary
We take a holistic approach to our project design, helping administrators, head teachers, teacher educators and teachers to facilitate change within the school system.
Our work in secondary
We work with teacher educators and teachers of English as a subject within government schools. We work with all stakeholder groups to effect change, leading to quality in the classroom.
Our work in English and skills
Our skills focused projects aim to help disadvantaged youth to develop their English language proficiency and the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to successfully gain employment.
English language research and publications
Our aim is to use the British Council’s global expertise in English language teaching and training to support policy reform through research, shared through a variety of free publications.
English language policy dialogues, forums and conferences
Our events form a significant aspect of our work, bringing together different stakeholder groups to debate, discuss and support policy level and practitioner development and research.
English Language Quality Standards Programme
An initiative for ELT quality standards in the private sector.