Delhi launches skills enhancement program for English teachers in government schools

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia launched the program to improve the English teaching skills of participating teachers,

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NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday launched the TESOL Foundation Certificate Program for Delhi Public School English Teachers, which will be run by the US Embassy’s Regional English Language Office .

The program aims to improve the English teaching skills of participating teachers, which will improve the teaching of English in public schools.

The current class is 50 teachers. “It’s important for teachers to keep improving their skills. We want our teachers to do things they already know differently. This course will bring more creativity into the classroom.”

“English has become an essential language nowadays. Our teachers know how to teach English to their students. It is important that teachers teach it to students in a creative way. We will provide all kinds of support to teachers for the learning new ways of teaching,” said Sisodia.

The US Embassy’s Regional English Language Office has trained around 800 Delhi government school teachers since 2017, Goode said.

TESOL stands for teaching English to speakers of other languages. This includes teaching English as a foreign language as well as a second language in a country where the primary language is English.

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