This project has been created for teachers from government primary schools, low-income private schools, Raman Munjal Vidya Mandir and from the RKM Foundation’s Asha centres. Teachers will experience high-quality training to develop their English language teaching skills and have access to opportunities to develop and practise English skills with their peers.

The project includes an intensive 30-hour training to develop teachers’ confidence, focusing on improving their English for teaching purpose. Teachers will also undergo a 40-hour training in learner-centred pedagogy through short modules. They will also participate in workshops on Special Education Needs, Child Protection and a workshop on 21st -century skills. By the end of the trainings, teachers will use English more confidently in the classroom and use more learner-centred approaches with their textbooks.

Objectives

The objective of the project is to build the capacity of teachers so that English language teaching at the primary level will be of a sufficient quality to improve English language learning experiences of primary school learners.

The main aims of this project include for primary teachers to develop their:

  • English proficiency so they are good language models for their learners and create an appropriate language-rich context for their learning
  • learner-centred pedagogy so they are better equipped to promote opportunities for meaningful and interactive (language) learning
  • pedagogical knowledge and tools to develop their students cognitive and intrapersonal skills.

Key activities

In the first block of training, that began in November 2019, 135 teachers received five days of face-to-face training, focusing on improving their English for teaching purposes.

In the second block of training, 135 teachers have undergone 40-hours of training in learner-centred pedagogy through short modules over a two-month period. They also participated in a digital community of practice, where they discussed successes and challenges in the classroom.

Two rounds of Core skills (21st century skills) training have been conducted for 70 teachers.

Reach

250 teachers trained over three phases in English language confidence and proficiency; learner-centred approaches and techniques; and 21st-century skills.