In response to the Covid-19 crisis, many governments around the world recognise the need for high quality audio content as a means of providing educational input for school children. During the height of the pandemic when all schools were closed, the British Council, in partnership with a number of ministries of education around the world, developed radio programmes for primary learners to continue learning at home.
Building on the positive feedback we have received from governments and parents about the value of these programmes as a learning resource, the British Council in Nepal mapped the integrated curriculum of 1-3 grades and developed the lesson framework. Then, the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) reviewed the lesson framework to develop 43 audio lessons. The lessons aim to help teachers and learners towards effective learning of English as a subject.
The audio lessons are:
- linked to the integrated curriculum of Nepal.
- focused on developing listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills
- engaging and learner-centred, inviting participation from students
- possible for students to use it as a self-access resource or with family at home, or together with their teacher in the classroom.
The audio lessons are suitable for children studying in lower primary level (grades 1, 2 and 3) based on the integrated curriculum. These materials will act as a supplementary resource for both teachers and students to use in the classrooms.