British Council to Hold Pilot Project in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 June /corr. Trend J.Babayeva / Beginning from the next academic year, pilot projects on English will begin to be carried out at seven schools of Azerbaijan, in co-operation with the British Council, said the Minister of Education of Azerbaijan, Misir Mardanov, during the meeting with the Director of British Council in Azerbaijan, Nichol de Lalyuve, on 18 June.
According to the Minister, within the pilot project, special teaching plans will be confirmed for seven schools, the time for English will be increased, and the teachers teaching certain subjects here will be involved in trainings. "Should the project be successful, it will be continued. The support by the British Council in preparing English textbooks is expedient," the Minister said.
Lalyuve said that the British Council is prepared to provide necessary assistance for projects training and improving English in Azerbaijan. In addition, she said that visit of specialists on technical-professional education of Great Britain to Baku is planned to take place in autumn.
The British Council has been functioning in Azerbaijan for already 15 years. During this period, the organization has carried out 15 projects with regards to education. Within the projects, more than 1300 English teachers have passed trainings, more than 120 education workers visited Great Britain. Some 52,000 Azerbaijani pupils and students participated in the projects of British Council.
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