Teachers participating in an activity during the teacher training in Arunachal Pradesh

North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (M-DoNER) and the state governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura are working together with the British Council to develop English language learning and teaching in government schools across Northeast India.   

In order to develop a skilled resource pool for the state, a cadre of 50 Master Trainers from the eight Northeast States will be selected and trained by the British Council.

Key activities

  • training 100 teachers from each of the eight states: The five-day training focuses on learner-centred teaching skills such as using games for the language classroom and using learners’ own language, in which teachers learn how to hold their learners’ interest when teaching English language in the classroom. Teachers practise newly learnt concepts through observed micro teaching sessions.
  • selection of Master Trainers: Eight cadres of 50 Master Trainers from the eight northeastern states to be selected based on a range of criteria. 
  • training of Master Trainers: Master Trainers receive 10 days of face-to-face training. This training focuses on developing their skills and knowledge of learning-centred classroom, pedagogical approaches, their English language proficiency and teacher training skills.
  • online course for Master Trainers: Master Trainers participate in a British Council myEnglish online course. This is a combination of live online classes and guided self-study. On this course, Master Trainers will study online with the regular help and guidance of a teacher, for six weeks
  • establishment of WhatsApp groups for digital communities of practice to complement the face to face trainings. WhatsApp groups to be set up for Master Trainers to provide on-going support, communication and access to professional developmen
  • monitoring and evaluation of classrooms to support project implementation and capture impact.  Findings and feedback from stakeholders are then fed back into the project planning cycle.