ComBank, British Council conduct teacher training program
The Commercial Bank's CSR Trust with the British Council in Kandy
conducted a training program in Kandy recently to enhance the skills of
200 English language teachers in the district.
Teachers were selected from 153 schools from four educational zones
for this program at Kingswood College, Kandy.
The program in the form of a road show, consisted of a series of
training sessions conducted by eight trainers with one training
coordinator and logistical support. Participants rotated around a series
of four sessions.
The objective of the program was to make teachers more confident in
using English in the classroom, better able to exploit their text books
to develop speaking and listening skills, to increase the ratio of pupil
talking time as opposed to teacher talking time in their classrooms, and
use a more child-centred and activity-based methodology in the
The British Council also developed new training materials in booklet
form to develop the listening and speaking skills of pupils.
At the end of the program participants received certificates and took
part in a competition for which prizes were provided by the British
Council and Commercial Bank.