The British Council directly trained 128 teachers: two teachers per school, one each from primary and secondary classes, from a total of 64 schools. The training was delivered in two phases of five days each, using a split-training model.
Language development was as a key component of the course for both primary and secondary school teachers. The outcomes of the course included:
- enabling participating teachers to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in areas such as work, school and leisure
- enabling participating teachers to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
The second focus of the course was on improving teachers’ classroom methodology according to the twelve professional practices outlined in the British Council’s Framework of Continuing Professional Development. The course included developing teachers’ skills and knowledge to use interactive and activity-based teaching methodologies enabling them to implement new skill-based language learning techniques in their classrooms. They also learnt to manage collaborative learning in large classes, evaluate and assess learners and create a positive classroom environment.