COUNTRIES: Indonesia
DURATION: 10/01/2021 - 05/31/2023
FUNDER: The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta
PARTNER: Cengage Learning
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

The Jakarta English Language Teacher Training Program (J-ELTT) was a blended online and in-person teacher training program supporting madrassa and pesantren teachers in Indonesia to develop as professionals, teach English in English, and implement impact research projects.

Through J-ELTT, World Learning increased the capacity and effectiveness of madrassa and pesantren English language teachers and teacher trainers in Indonesia, supported inclusive education of students and professional development of teachers, and promoted interactive, learner-centered education practices. Participants of the program completed two self-paced online courses developed by National Geographic Learning: English for Teaching and Professional Knowledge for English Language Teachers. Peer Learning Hubs were used to bring participants together with their peers and a coach to support their self-study, motivate them to continue, and answer their questions about the curriculum. Another cohort of senior faculty developed their skills in designing, implementing, and analyzing research projects on the impact of J-ELTT. Through this project, World Learning supported the professional development of 14 researchers, 56 teacher trainers, and 280 teachers. 

Program Goals

  • Enhanced the capacity and confidence of madrassa and pesantren teachers to teach English language lessons in English.
  • Promoted learner-centered, experiential teaching practices.
  • Provided madrassa and pesantren youth with increased access to higher education and job opportunities, to help further their societal integration.
  • Built the framework for a scalable, sustainable Training of Trainers program.
  • Built capacity for local education faculty to develop, implement, and analyze research projects on the impact of educational programs.