‘Cascades’ to close language gap

Parents across India recognise the importance of English to their children’s futures, but the state education system is struggling to keep up with this new demand. Max de Lotbinière finds out how the British Council is helping to set up ‘cascade’ training programmes (in which master trainers train other teachers to teach English) to improve English language teaching skills and restore faith in the state system. This is part of a campaign in the state of West Bengal, which banned the teaching of English in primary schools for two decades, but is now re-introducing it because of its importance for economic development. Guardina Weekly, 11 December 2008 . Read the whole article…. Read about a new English textbook being developed for children in West Bengal…

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