COUNTRIES: India
DURATION: 09/30/2021 - 08/31/2022
FUNDER: U.S. Embassy in New Delhi
PARTNER: Cengage Learning
CONTACTLois.Scott-Conley@worldlearning.orgorg

Program Description

The Madrassa English Language Teacher Training Program (MELTT) is blended online and in-person teacher training program supporting madrassa teachers in India to develop as professionals and teach English in English.

Through MELTT, World Learning aims to increase the capacity and effectiveness of madrassa English language teachers and teacher trainers in India, support inclusive education of students and professional development of teachers, and promote interactive, learner-centered education practices. Participants of the program complete two self-paced online courses developed by National Geographic Learning: English for Teaching and Professional Knowledge for English Language Teachers. Peer Learning Hubs are 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. Over two iterations, World Learning will support the professional development of 200 madrassa teachers and teacher trainers.

Program Goals

  • Enhance the capacity and confidence of madrassa teachers to teach English language lessons in English.
  • Promote learner-centered, experiential teaching practices.
  • Provide madrassa youth with increased access to higher education and job opportunities, to help further their societal integration.
  • Build the framework for a scalable, sustainable Training of Trainers program.