In the UK-India Year of Culture the British Council is strengthening its partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh through our Indian subsidiary British Council English and Examinations Services India. We are delighted to support the ambitious vision Chief Minister Naidu has set for the State and improve the educational opportunity and employment skills and opportunities of 100,000 learners.

This initiative is guided by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu‘s vision on developing an ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh, “We aim to transform Andhra Pradesh state into a knowledge hub by providing quality education and giving opportunities for students to develop employability skills among the Universities and Colleges in the state.”

To support this, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) and British Council English and Examinations Services India will run a pilot project that is transformative, systemic, sustainable and provides better quality teaching, learning and assessment of English in colleges in Andhra Pradesh; leading to an increasing number of the 1.7 million college students gaining confidence and skills to communicate in English, resulting in increased employability and/or education opportunities.

Objectives

  • Learners will improve their workplace English, employability and soft skills through an integrated training solution (face-to-face and online) and thereby have access to increased opportunities for further education and employment
  • English teachers will be able to employ teaching methodologies which facilitate more communicative language learning outcomes
  • A suitable cadre of Master Trainers will be developed, who will support the on-going training and professional development of English teachers in colleges on a sustainable basis.

Outcomes

  • AP Government  and HE Sector to have a replicable and scalable model and trained resource to build capacity
  • Employers will have access to a better skilled workforce of young talent
  • Learners will have increased opportunities for further education or employment
  • English teachers will be better able to employ teaching methodologies which facilitate more communicative language learning outcomes
  • Master Trainers will be able to support on-going training and development of English teachers in colleges on a sustainable basis

Benefits

The 100,000 learners will benefit through:

• Improved English communication skills through highly effective blended learning

• Develop English for Employability skills for the 21st century

• More time to practice English, especially speaking

• Independent learning – preparation for future global work environment

• Learning in an engaging and activity based classroom

• Internationally benchmarked certificate to demonstrate English language skills for employment prospects

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