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The British Council was approached by the Ministry of Education and USAID in 2004 for support in building a more cohesive teaching community in the conflict affected North and East Provinces of Sri Lanka.
The British Council Romania EWoW project was set up in 2003 with endorsement from Romania’s Ministry of Education and National Centre for Vocational Education and Training, and consultancy from the University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, UK.
This very successful project came into being when the Mexican Ministry of Education asked the British Council for help in developing the self-access centres (SACs) which existed in each of Mexico's 34 state universities. Some 500,000 students were using the centres.
The British Council was asked by the German Development Agency GTZ to assist with English language and communications improvement courses.
This ambitious project, which began in East Asia in November 2005, has been welcomed by the Ministries of Education in the countries concerned, as it brought a new and stimulating dimension to the teaching and learning of English in their schools.
The community, which is managed by the British Council, is intended for Brazilian ELT professionals who would like to interact with each other, and is the main source of information on ELT projects and events in Brazil, whether run by the British Council or other organisations.
The Local Education Authority of the state of Cesar in Colombia selected the British Council as its partner in the delivery of this ambitious project which aimed to improve the English Language level of 200 state English teachers in 22 municipalities.
This unusual project involved the creation of a new course for Romanian schools, in English, which supported the Romanian National Curriculum for Personal Education and Career Guidance. It also embraced aspects of the UK’s National Curriculum for Citizenship Education.