Drawing on both international evidence and recommendations from our past projects, EL-TEP has the following broad aims:

  • to demonstrate that student learning outcomes in English can be improved in a Mother-tongue based multilingual education (MTB-MLE) context, without the need for English Medium Instruction (EMI)
  • to demonstrate the strengths of a blended, collaborative approach to in-service teacher professional development
  • to highlight the benefits of including parents, head teachers and other key stakeholders in teacher education interventions

The project follows the government’s Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Programme – 10 days of face-to-face training followed by 5 days of classroom projects. This is done in two phases over a period of 2-5 years. Acknowledging the fact that 45 hours of face-to-face input will not be effective, monthly Teacher Activity Group’s (TAGs) are planned where teachers come together to access materials for self-development once a month. These TAGs will be equipped with print, digital and mobile self-access resources for teachers to use and will be facilitated by Resource Persons and trainers at the local level. After teachers submit their classroom projects as part of the TPD programme, they will be observed by skilled trainers who will provide one-to-one feedback on their classroom practice.

Project materials

  • English Language Teacher Training curriculum for grades 6 – 8 (focusing on teachers’ own language improvement as well as pedagogical skills)
  • Teacher and trainer manuals for English language and ELT pedagogy for face to face training ( 2 x 10 days) with follow up school-based projects (2 x 5 days)
  • In-service teacher education resources to trial, revise and embed into national TPD system.  There will be additional monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and capacity building activities wrapped around these core outputs
  • ELT CPD resources (print, digital and mobile) to be used in TAGs and for self-access learning

Project objectives

  • To build teacher competence and confidence in their own knowledge and use of English in the classroom
  • to consolidate knowledge and use of the skills and aspects of English Language
  • to enhance the pedagogical content knowledge and skills of English Language teaching
  • to enhance the training, classroom observation, supporting and mentoring skills of English language teacher educators
  • to develop the knowledge and skills of ELT teachers and teacher educators to take more responsibility for their own CPD