12 Jan 2014

Annual award for teacher training in the developing world

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International House Education Trust and International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) launch annual award to provide training for English teachers in developing world.

Open to Teachers’ Associations of IATEFL of IATEFL in the developing countries*, the award will support existing teacher development programmes by providing relevant training for both teachers and trainers.

Training teachers and teacher trainers

The award is available as either a direct teacher training course or a trainer training course. Training programmes will be delivered in the successful Associate’s own country or region by IH Trust teacher trainers.

The training programme will vary to accommodate local needs and the trickling down of language teaching skills to develop the language teaching community in the local area, as well as sustainability of the training programme in the future, will be an essential part of the project.

Improving English teaching in developing countries

To ensure that the Teachers’ Associations given the award achieve the aim of developing the teaching skills in their local area, applicants will have to present clear and realistic aims and objectives and provide evidence of how the training will benefit a broad community of language teachers within their country or region.

They will also be expected to provide a sustainability plan, showing how the outcomes of the training will be monitored, evaluated and disseminated beyond the participants directly involved in the training.

An exciting collaboration

Speaking about the award, IH London’s Maureen McGarvey said: “We’re very excited to be working with IATEFL on this project.The IH Trust already works closely with IATEFL to offer six scholarships through the IATEFL Scholarship scheme, and we are delighted to be able to develop our collaboration with IATEFL and work with Teachers’ Associates and their members through this award."

Representatives from the IH Trust and IATEFL will select the winning application. The award will consist of 20 trainer days paid for by the International House Trust, travel expenses to and from the main training location and visa costs and associated expenses.

Full details of the criteria, eligibility and application process can be found on both International House London and the IATEFL websites.


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