The Professional Up-skilling of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) is a British Council Project, funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Education, which aims to strengthen English teaching and learning in Primary and Secondary Schools across Malaysia.
WHY DOES MALAYSIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION PARTNER WITH US?
Our global impact
The British Council has a long history of working with the Malaysian Government, and was able to bring over 60 years of experience delivering excellence and leadership in the field of English language teaching worldwide to working with Malaysian primary teachers.
Between 2011 to 2012 the British Council taught 294,000 learners who received 1.3 million classroom hours. In terms of our global impact this makes the British Council the leading provider of English training.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Students in Malaysia face tremendous challenges in attaining English proficiency, and this is reflected in both national assessments and international English examinations.
One of the priorities for the Ministry of Education is to implement initiatives to help develop the language and teaching skills of English language teachers across Malaysia. The Pro-ELT project targets fourteen thousand teachers across all the 14 states of Malaysia.
The rationale for Pro – ELT is based on two main beliefs:
- Quality of teachers is the single most important determinant of student outcomes
- English proficiency is a prerequisite to good teaching of the language
The Pro-ELT project has been hugely successful. Learn more about the Pro-ELT project below.