Raising Standards of English: Questions of Proficiency

Eyres, Ian and Akhter, Rehnuma (2019). Raising Standards of English: Questions of Proficiency. In: Eyres, Ian; McCormick, Robert and Power, Tom eds. Sustainable English Language Teacher Development at Scale: Lessons from Bangladesh. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 129–144.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350043503.ch-009


Chapter outlining the place of English language proficiency in the English in action programme for the book 'Sustainable English language teacher development at scale: lessons from Bangladesh'

This book offers a thorough and comprehensive review of the lessons learnt from the award-winning 'English in Action' English language teacher development programme, which ran in government primary and secondary schools across Bangladesh from 2008 to 2017. Over the course of nine years the programme involved 51,000 teachers and 20 million students, demonstrably raising standards of teachers' classroom practice and students' English-language attainment, and won the British Council ELTON Award for Local Innovation (2013) and Times Higher Education Award for International Impact (2018).

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