UK India English Partnerships Forum

The UK-India English Partnerships Forum is designed to enable key UK English Language Teaching (ELT) stakeholders, both from the public as well as the private sectors, to better understand India’s needs in English language training. The forum is a platform for identifying 

  • what kind of commercial opportunities might be available for UK ELT providers,
  • what type of ELT / language education research collaborations or institutional level links might be required,
  • to explore potential strategic partnerships.

First UK-India English Partnerships Forum

The first UK-India English Partnerships Forum was hosted by the British Council India on 30 January 2013 in London, in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). Over 100 key external contacts from the UK English language teaching sector, drawn from the public as well the private sectors and cutting across all levels, including academic researchers from the HE sector, took part in the half-day event. 

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After the event, separate one-on-one meetings were arranged between Indian speakers and potential UK partners. As a result of the event, partnerships have emerged between:

Second UK-India English Partnerships Forum

The British Council India hosted a second UK-India English Partnerships Forum in the UK on the 20 January 2015 that coincided with the Education World Forum and the BETT show.

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