British Council Nepal sponsored an educational tour for three English language teachers and four Nepal government officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to India in September. The objective of this tour was to observe the TEJAS project, a joint initiative between British Council, Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts of India. During the four-day visit, the delegates exchanged ideas and experiences about the teaching cultures in Nepal and India and shared some common practices and teaching methodologies practised in each country.
Batuk Lal Tamang, Chandra Singh Dhami and Gobhardan Godar - all English language teachers at public schools from Chitwan, Dhading and Ramechhap districts respectively participated in the tour. Similarly, Khagendra Bahadur Singh - under secretary, Smita Nepal - unders secretary, Shankar Adhikary - section officer and Nabin Khadka - section officer joined the group of teacher in this study tour.
The delegates participated in a live training session for TAG coordinators and Teacher Activity Group (TAG). Similar to the TEJAS project in India, British Council Nepal is planning to pilot the EL-TEP (English Language Teacher Education Project) project in Chitwan, Dhading and Ramechhapp districts for the next two years. Find more about EL-TEP here.