Project updates and news
Find out what's happening with some of our projects from around the region and hear directly from the people involved; the trainers, mentors, teachers and mentees.
LEEPing ahead in Japan
English teachers across Japan are benefiting from training as part of an initiative to improve English language levels in the country.
Kids Read across East Asia
Kids Read is an award-winning reading programme for primary school children to encourage reading for pleasure inside and outside the classroom.
Creative Education helps English teachers in Indonesia
The Creative Education programme encourages the development of 21st century skills, rich language and creative thinking in students and was recently delivered in Indonesia.
Providing a platform to inspire at MELTA
The British Council supported the 2016 MELTA conference with several workshops and presentations. Read about some of the key points from these sessions.
Academic Teaching Excellence pilot in the Philippines
Subject teachers from the Central Colleges of the Philippines recently completed the Academic Teaching Excellence professional development course.
Developing Trainers in Burma
EfECT is a trail-blazing teacher training project which benefits hundreds of teacher educators from Education Colleges and Universities across Burma.
Developing a CPD programme in Nam Dinh, Vietnam
A project is being piloted in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam, providing professional development for local English teachers, focussing on language proficiency, teaching skills and methodologies.
Boot Camp for English Teachers in Thailand
In Thailand, the British Council recently completed an intensive 5-week Boot Camp teacher development project in partnership with the Thai Ministry of Education.
Needs Analysis: As much about opportunities as needs
A recent methodology training project for primary school teachers in China showed us that a standard needs analysis can uncover so much more than needs, it also reveals opportunities.
From Input to Implementation in Teacher Development
Teachers need to engage in the kind of 21st century thinking and practice that they are encouraging their students to develop, but many need professional development to acquire these skills.
Academic Teaching Excellence course comes to Vietnam
A wide range of training programmes, including the new Academic Teaching Excellence course, are delivered in Vietnam with teachers, lecturers and trainers from across the country benefiting.
Cognitive Architecture and ELT lecture
Dr Alan Waters, a renowned ELT expert from United Kingdom, gave a public lecture in the Philippines on the connection between cognitive architecture and the learning of language knowledge.
Bringing ELT conferences to Burma
In Burma we have been supporting teachers for many years, organising two of the biggest ELT conferences in the country.
Communicative teacher training in Pyongyang
Since 2011 intensive English teacher training courses have been running in the DPRK, bringing new approaches to English teaching to teachers across the country.
State of English in the Philippines: Should we be concerned?
A recent roundtable discussion in the Philippines looked at the future of English and the competitive advantage it brings, in this country with a huge number of English speakers.
English We Can...Camp
English We Can, a project to encourage the use of English across Thailand, celebrated its third year in 2015 with an English camp.
Action Research in Singapore
The Teacher Development Centre, Singapore recently started developing and supporting Action Research projects, with the first project looking at Critical Literacy.
Thailand English Teaching Project celebrates its 4th year
The Thailand English Teaching (TET) programme started in 2012 and since then around 600 Thai teachers, 500 schools, 200,000 Thai students and 600 UK students have benefited from it.
Tips for motivating primary students from Vietnam
A Vietnamese teacher shares some of her tips for motivating primary school students.
Ground breaking mentoring project in East Malaysia
Over three thousand primary English teachers from the East Malaysian states of Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan are benefiting from a radically new teacher-led mentoring project.
Standardising Assessment using the CEFR in Vietnam
Training for test designers on Assessing with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in Vietnam to standardise assessment.
Unearthing local potential in Indonesia
G-Resources, a huge gold mine in remote Indonesia, is funding training to improve the language skills and teaching methodology of English teachers from high schools around the mine.
Developing young people's skills in Hong Kong
Young people in Hong Kong have benefitted from several projects helping them develop skills other than English, thanks to the British Council.
English for UN Peacekeepers
The UN has identified English as a priority training need for Peacekeepers and we are working across the region to help develop English skills for Peacekeepers.