We work with Diknas (Education Department) Provinsi Kalimantan Barat to deliver face to face training based on the British council’s Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching (CiSELT) and Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching (CiPELT), adapted for local delivery.
The work is part of a two-year collaboration started in 2012 between the British Council and Kalimantan Barat Government.
We started by conducting a three month initial baseline survey to assess the provision of Pre-service training (PRESET) and In-service training (INSET), the teachers’ language ability and pedagogic knowledge, as well as the English language teaching (ELT) management in the province.
The CiSELT and CiPELT training is conducted over a period of two weeks, with 120 potential trainers from all 12 administrative districts. Trainers are then expected to ‘cascade’ this training in their home district, with the support from local district government.
The British Council also works with Diknas Provinsi Kalimantan Barat and Universitas Tanjung Pura in providing self-access centres.
As a part of this project we have published English J@m (printed materials for learners in English) in Pontianak Post weekly.