News 2013

The wait is over…

The wait is over! The EIA team has been excitedly working at full throttle to prepare for workshops which will introduce a further 8,000 new teachers to the programme!

(25th August 2013)- Today, Mr. Shyamal Kanti Ghosh, Director General, Directorate of Primary Education, inaugurated the Initial Teacher Workshop in Dhaka.

Addressing the teachers from Nawabganj and Shariatpur upazila, the Director General said, “Using the interactive materials provided by English in Action, you can transform your classes. You will be able to grow interest of students and it will not only make their learning experience enjoyable, but as teachers you will benefit from the professional development opportunities the project is providing”.

Starting today and running to December 2013, the EIA team will hit the road to rollout the workshops; in doing so, reaching 12,500 teachers in total since the start of project.

The teacher training team will travel to all seven divisions, welcoming new teachers from primary and secondary schools from over 110 upazilas – taking the EIA spirit to the far corners of Bangladesh.

Over 5,000 teachers have already benefited from the innovative classroom approaches, which are central to the EIA teacher training programme. The initial teacher workshops (ITWs), where the new teachers will begin their EIA journeys, will continue up-scaling efforts to share interactive teaching techniques, enabled by mobile phones and speakers, with thousands of classrooms.

Remarking on the ITWs, Johan Bentinck, Team Leader of English in Action, said: “This is a crucial time for English in Action. The team is ready to fulfil its promise to change classrooms across Bangladesh with fun and excitement. The story of changing learning and changing lives will now be experienced by thousands of teachers who make a difference to the lives of millions of students; the start of which will be these Initial Teacher Workshops.”


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English in Action programme is a UK Government
funded programme implemented by the
Government of Bangladesh and managed by
Cambridge Education, a member of Mott MacDonald.