British Council, a division of the British High Commission in India, is launching two new courses in teaching – TKT and IELTS - Train the Trainer course.

Addressing the media Paul Sellers, Director, South India, said “The TKT course can be used as preparation for the Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) exams or as a standalone teacher training course. It will help those who teach, or would like to teach.”

The first course in Term 1 will cover Module 1 (language and background to language learning and teaching), for 28 hours over seven weeks. The second course in Term 2 covers Modules 2 and 3 (lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching and selection and use of resources and materials), for 28 hours over seven weeks. These modules will be repeated every alternative term.

The course is a package offer along with the Cambridge TKT exam, also administered by the British Council, and TKT trainees are given a discounted exam fee. There will be a special launch offer discount on course fee for trainees registering in Term 1. The courses start from May 30 and the timing is 5.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.

British Council’s 18-hour Train the Trainer course for IELTS trainers, delivered over three days, will help trainers to prepare their candidates for success in the IELTS exam. The course is delivered by experienced IELTS trainers and explores the latest methodology and classroom techniques to make training courses interactive and effective. The Term 1 of the course will be conducted from June 11 to 13 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both courses require the trainees to have a strong B1 (Intermediate) level or higher to join the course. The BC Chennai Teaching Centre is also launching Regular Young Achievers courses for eight to 12-year-old.

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