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Macmillan Education holds ELT workshops for teachers pan India

NewZNew (Chandigarh) : A marketreport (2011) by IMRB on Teacher Training in India, indicates that 63% of teachers in private schools feel that English Language Teaching (ELT) training is a necessary part of professional development. Macmillan Education, a global ELT and Curriculum company, is working to remedy this in the K–12 segment, through its English Language Teaching resources and teacher training programmes.

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In Chandigarh today, English teachers from over 40 leading schools participatedin a prestigious ELT workshop conducted by Macmillan Education. The workshop was conducted by the international ELT trainer Mr Alan Mackenzie, Associate Director at Norwich Institute for Language Education(NILE), United Kingdom.Alan has extensive experience in Teacher Training programmes across British Council offices in East Asia and India and introduced the course on ‘Teaching Young Learners’. He covered Various Approaches to Language Teaching and Receptive Skills in Language Learning.

Senior teachers present at the event spoke on the new learning they acquired during the session and how they plan to take it into the classroom. With its global expertise and local understanding, Macmillan is well equipped to meet the need for quality ELTin our education system.

The Macmillan Education team, led by Mr. Paramjit Singh was present at the event to support teachers in their professional development.Mr. Vishal Sharma, Regional Manager, mentioned Macmillan’s plans of offering online and offline teacher training as a service offering both with textbooks and on a standalone basis. Currently, Macmillan conducts over a 1000 training sessions pan India, for teachers annually.

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