Special English course launched for government teachers

Readying for English medium teaching in government schools from next academic year

Hyderabad: An exclusive English language enrichment course whereupon teachers would be trained to teach in English medium schools, an initiative of the department of school education (DSE) was launched virtually by education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy here on Monday.

This comes in the wake of the call given by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to introduce English medium in government schools from the next academic year.

All the 81, 590 government teachers will be trained during the nine-week long course, which combines offline and online classes.

The sessions would be held in a mentor-driven mode and would be different from the spoken English classes.

Any school in a particular district having all teaching facilities would be a training centre.

There are over 2,000 mentors who are trained for this course in collaboration with Bangalore-based Azim Premji University. Around 52,000 primary teachers and 29,000 secondary teachers will undergo training.

Che content creation, process of course transaction process and web lessons are formed by these mentors and the faculty of Azim Premji University, said faculty member Nisha Butoliya.

She told DC that training would also be imparted for maths, physics, chemistry and other subjects.

The freshly trained teachers will take classes up to standard 8 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Class 9 would be from the 2023-2024 academic year and for class 10 from the 2024-2025 academic year onwards.

The first phase began with a virtual session on Monday. This will continue up to May 7.

Director of school, A. Devasena, education Sandeep Kumar Sultania and faculty from Azim Premji University and other officials were present on the occasion.

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