This strand of our work was initiated in 2007, working across the public/state sector, with CSR foundations and NGOs. We aim to raise the standards of English for young people using a holistic approach to teacher education, facilitating access to education and career opportunities. In 2013, this work achieved a high level of interest after Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and David Cameron announced that by 2018, the UK would train 1.5 million English teachers in India. This built upon an earlier announcement in 2008 by former Prime Ministers Singh and Brown that the British Council would reach 750,000 million teachers across India by 2012, which was achieved in partnership with 11 state governments.
Our work in English brings together policy makers, institutions from the private and public sector, academics and researchers from the UK and India to work in partnership for the achievement of our shared objectives. We commission and disseminate evidence-based research to support positive change and development in English language education in India, sharing the resulting innovation and examples of best practice in the UK for mutual benefit.