British Council certifies 25 SPELT teachers
KARACHI, April 16(Daily Times): The British Council has
certified 25 English language teachers at the end of a five-day long workshop
program it sponsored Friday.
These teachers from various part of the
country voluntarily gathered under the flag of Societies of Pakistan English
Language Teachers (SPELT) for the workshop in order to improve the quality of
their English language teaching.
Congratulating their achievements in
promoting English in the nation, chief guest Oxford University Press Pakistan
Managing Director Ameena Saiyid acknowledged their work. "It was the need of
time to have a strong platform from which teachers from all over the country
could stand together. SPELT has provided such an space to them," she said.
She also emphasized the importance of teaching the English language in a
multi-lingual nation such as Pakistan.
British Council Pakistan Director
Marcus Gilbert appreciated the teaching staff as well as the students in their
continuous efforts and interest in learning English. "Pakistan is a major
country from where students and teaching staff travel worldwide in the search of
higher education," he said.
English Language teachers from Karachi,
Lahore, Islamabad, Abbotabad, Multan, Sukkur and Okara came together as SPELT
members. Helen Mattcolt from Hungry and Andrew Hockley from Germany instructed
the teachers as international English language experts. Talking to us,
both expressed their satisfaction with the quality of teachers they met during
the training program. "It was an amazing experience working with the teachers
over here. We are surprised and solely impressed with their quality. In fact
they already knew what we were to instruct them," they said.
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