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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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