In addition to British Council India's skills programme, English Partnerships works together with other organisations and institutions to design and implement projects focusing on the improvement of English in the context of a wider focus on skills for employability.
Recent research commissioned by the British Council and conducted by The Open University demonstrated that English can play a significant role in improving young people's employment prospects in India and across South Asia. Differential access to quality English language teaching can further disadvantage already marginalised groups.
Our skills focused projects aim to provide increased opportunities for disadvantaged youth to develop their English language proficiency and the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to successfully gain employment.
We work with our partners to develop high quality, contextualised materials and resources to directly train teachers and volunteers in learner centred methodology. We work together to organise events including job fairs to further support our target group in achieving their goals.