Over 3,000 English teachers to receive better English instruction under Education Protection Missio – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

More than 3,000 English teachers from schools in Kozhikode will receive training to improve their English. It may sound contradictory, but the district education authorities under the General Education Protection Mission have set up a center at the DIET (District Institute of Education and Training) office in Vadakara, Kozhikode. Classes for primary school teachers have already started at the study centre. The official inauguration of the District Center for English will take place by the end of the month.

The District Center for English, equipped with an updated computer network and online teaching software, has a language laboratory where approximately 30 to 35 teachers can work at the same time. “A similar study center for teachers of English was started at the Government Teachers’ Training Institute here a few years ago. However, the classes took place in a single room and the sessions were irregular. There were only two tutors, both in deputies, to carry out the program,” DIET director KR Ajith said.

Teachers will receive training in English, lessons on developing communication skills, ways to use various software and digital devices. “By our estimate, there are more than 3,000 English teachers at the UP, high school, and high school level in the district. The sessions will be led by retired English teachers and field experts, said Abdun Nasar, DIET program coordinator.

“They will also be encouraged to prepare study materials in English and conduct research on various topics. Programs and sessions will also be led by the faculty of the Regional Institute of English,” Nasar said. Besides the laboratory, the center has a lecture hall, an office and a library for teachers.

(This story originally appeared on Edex Live)