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Senior Lecturer of DIET Bangalore Rural, Karnataka, using a computer to undertake the MOOC

Encounters with the real lived spaces of the TESS-India MOOCs

The OU's Dr Simon Cross discusses the impact that meeting some of the 40,000 TESS-India MOOC participants has had on him

29 January 2018, 10:39

TESS-India Boost Teacher Mentoring in Odisha

Save the Children's Dr Sandhya Paranjpe describes the 'paradigm shift' Teacher Educators experienced as a result of the TESS-India Programme

26 January 2018, 10:10

Catalysing the Teaching-Learning Process in Vaishali (Bihar)

Dr Sunita Singh, former TESS-India State Representative for Bihar, shares her teacher mentoring experiences in India

19 January 2018, 10:00
Image of classroom blackboard in India. Photo rights Lina Adinolfi

Don’t sacrifice good education for poor EMI

A change of focus in many schools that teach through English could lead to better student learning outcomes, suggests the British Council.

15 January 2018, 14:11
TESS-India logo, with a grey and red map of India

What can development learn from venture capital?

As part of our #OpenInsights series, former Senior DFID India Education Adviser, Colin Bangay, applies a venture capitalist framework to TESS-India

12 January 2018, 09:38

English medium policy should not mean ‘English only’

By Dr Anna Riggall. Local languages can complement and support EMI in the classroom. Partnerships are required to achieve both learning and language goals of education. 

8 January 2018, 15:29

Studying teachers' use of language in Indian low-cost English medium schools

By Dr Lina Adinolfi. Teachers in Indian low-cost English medium schools shift languages to enhance student understanding but children rarely have opportunities to speak either language in lessons.

18 December 2017, 15:29

Ghana’s teachers need permission and support to incorporate local languages into EMI teaching

By Kimberly Safford. Teachers in Ghana recognise the difficulties caused by using only English but feel constrained from adopting more flexible approaches.

 

11 December 2017, 13:46
Local language use to support EMI in the classroom

Great opportunities to support EMI with multilingual practices

The Open University, British Council & the Education Development Trust (EDT) has been examining the impact English as the medium of instruction (EMI) can have on teaching & learning

4 December 2017, 10:40

How can children in low- and middle-income contexts learn more easily when English is the medium of instruction?

There has been a strong push towards universal primary education. But can we make it easier for children to understand in lessons?

27 November 2017, 16:39

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