Delhi Partners with US Embassy to Train English Teachers in Government Schools | Latest Delhi News
To improve the training of public school teachers, the government of Delhi has launched a professional development program for teachers of English in collaboration with the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the United States Embassy in India. . Under the scheme, around 550 teachers will be offered an eight-week online course, the government announced on Tuesday.
“About 550 teachers from Delhi’s public schools will join the prestigious eight-week online Professional Development Program for Teachers of English (PDET), run jointly by the Government of Delhi and the US Embassy,” the report said. government statement.
The program is an asynchronous course designed for English teachers to improve their teaching skills, whether beginners or experienced. Although this program is aimed at 550 middle and secondary school teachers, the government has said it is also exploring the possibility of having similar courses for primary school teachers.
Launching the program, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the course “provides practical ideas for the English classroom”.
“The course’s emphasis on scaffolding students, critical thinking, and using techniques such as storytelling, drama, games, and music will not only improve children’s ability to learn a new language, but will also increase their self-confidence,” he said.
“Over the past four years, we have worked on both fronts: learning opportunities for students and capacity building for teachers. Although we have engaged renowned agencies to run Spoken English courses for students which have benefited nearly 65,000 children, we believe that giving new opportunities to our teachers to gain a global perspective and skills to teach English English is a more sustainable approach,” said the Minister of Education.