English Teachers Gear up for Premier Education Action

Around 1,400 delegates are expected to attend the showcase by the British Council and the English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) from March 3-5 at Hyderabad.

Published: 17th February 2014 07:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2014 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

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Around 1,400 delegates are expected to attend the showcase by the British Council and the English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) from March 3-5 at Hyderabad.

At a press conference in the city, representatives from British Council announced that the English Language Teachers Educators conference is expected to have a bigger crowd than last year. It will also showcase a host of resource materials developed for educators, said Nirupa Fernandez, assistant director, Digital Partnerships, British Council India.

“We will also be showcasing some of our English language tools developed over a period of time — where an IVR-based SMS lesson system, and teaching and study materials can be downloaded from our website and run without a net connection. This helps  in keeping the focus not only on digital technology but methods too,” she said.

This year’s theme is Innovation in English language teacher education and this aims at enhancing personal development and utilisation of technology, with the focus on learners and teachers, she added.

There are a host of sponsors that include Oxford, Cambridge University Press and Trinity College, London. Many delegates from African countries will also be present.

The event has, over the years, garnered a huge crowd of educators and learners who look to carry forward English learning.

It will also be a good opportunity for educators to share ideas and experiences with speakers from various other backgrounds who would be attending the conference, said Nirupa.

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