UK’s English experts launch first-of-its-kind Blended Learning course

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british councilmyEnglish course seamlessly integrates classroom and interactive online learning

 

Pune, 29th April 2015: The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, has launched myEnglish, its unique ‘Blended Learning course’ in Pune. myEnglish combines the latest education technology and student-centred classroom instruction to improve students’ language skills. This comprehensive course will be available at six levels, in tailor-made eight week training modules.

 

Delivered in a unique blended learning format, myEnglish maximises learning while providing students with convenience and flexibility. Firstly, students attend face-to-face sessions for group discussions, speaking practice and giving presentations.  Secondly, students access world-class British Council materials online with teacher guidance, for inputs such as vocabulary, listening practice and grammar. Additionally, the teacher and students meet regularly in an online ‘virtual classroom’, so students log in and join the class from the comfort of their own homes.

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From Left to Right In front row (Sitting): Michael Gordon – Head-Teaching Centres – India , Sharon Memis, Area Director, West India, British Council, Dr.W.N , Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University & Anant Chakradeo, Dean, MIT Institute of Design & Director International Relations for five institutes of MIT Group, Second Row (standing) From Left to Right: -Abhijeet Sarap, Rutali Gajare, Yamini Reddy & Shantanu Kulkarni.

Sharon Memis, Area Director, West India, British Council said, ‘Blended learning is an innovative way to change the, ‘delivery mechanism’ of education. We have brought the best in English language teaching and combined it with technology to make it accessible to more students. So we are excited about this, and plan to offer it to English learners across India. Pune is only the start!’

 

The course focuses on elements like language skills, communication in the real life contexts, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and self-study skills. Feedback and encouragement from the teacher and students are pillars of the myEnglish course.

 

‘The course helped me to improve my grammar, communication skills, reading, writing and vocabulary. After eight weeks, now I feel I am much more confident while communicating.’ said Pranamya Bandhopadhyaya, a student on the course.

 

It is a great opportunity for students as well as working professionals to enhance their communication skills for overall progress and development. According to Sharon Memis, ‘The British Council has always worked towards enabling people to become more confident and perform better professionally through the English language. Creating confidence in English is the goal for almost all our students. It means being able to express yourself accurately and fluently, and with the right tone.’

 

Learners will get exclusive access to world class British Council materials, guidance from experienced British Council teachers, flexible study time, personalised learning and more. Additionally, before joining the course, candidates are guided by British Council experts to gauge their English language levels in order to choose the right course.

 About the British Council:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

 

The British Council has been teaching English for more than 75 years. We reach 100 million people in over 100 countries and support teachers and learners with comprehensive and innovative learning resources. As the world’s English experts we work with governments, institutions, teachers and learners to provide English language learning and teaching solutions that create life-changing opportunities for individuals and their future prosperity.

For information on our work in India, please visit www.britishcouncil.in