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The British Council and DFID co-funded a trail-blazing two-year teacher training project which placed 50 native speaker English language teacher trainers in 24 of Burma’s state Education Colleges and other teacher training institutions.
This major project was set up by the British Council following discussions with ministries of education in the 7 participating countries.
When the Government of Southern Sudan decided to use English as one of its official languages, it was faced with a major obstacle problem - most of their employees did not speak English.
This project focuses on the assessment of learning outcomes in English in Ukrainian schools, in support of the Ministry of Education and the Independent Testing Centre's project which aims to bring Ukraine in line with European standards.
Upgrading the skills of English language teachers in Nigeria is one of the top priorities of the Federal Government. The British Council was ready and able to respond to this need.
The government of Ecuador wished to make the teaching and learning of English in its schools more effective, and asked the British Council to help it implement a major new project: Curriculum Reform and Development for the Learning of English (CRADLE).
British Council Slovakia was asked by the Slovak authorities for help in creating a national school leaving examination for English.
With the political changes in Bulgaria in the early 90s came a new level of demand for learning English. The British Council was asked by the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria for help with training a new cohort of English teachers for public-sector schools.