COUNTRIES: India
DURATION: 09/08/2020 - 07/31/2022
FUNDER: U.S. Embassy in New Delhi
PARTNER: Cengage Learning
CONTACTLois.Scott-Conley@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The Virtual Madrassa English Language Teacher Training Program (V-MELTT) is a completely virtual teacher training program supporting madrassa teachers in India to develop as professionals and teach English in English.

Through V-MELT, 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 provide a safe means of study in response to the global pandemic. 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 60 teacher trainers and 240 madrassa teachers.

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.