As a nation, Bangladesh recognises that fluency and use of English is key to enhancing its ability to play a key role in the global economy. The government’s ‘English for Today’ curriculum stresses the communicative use of language, although without adequate teacher training it is difficult for this policy to be effectively implemented and the majority of pupils are still leaving school unable to use English with confidence.
UKBET been running training courses in English language teaching and learning development since 1993 and have trained over 2,500 school teachers. Our programmes are organised in partnership with Learning Unlimited (a UK-based social enterprise ), St’ Giles Educational Trust (the charitable wing of St Giles International ) and the British Council. They include:
UKBET can provide Study Tour programmes for U.K. teachers and other professionals who want to learn about education and other aspects of life in Bangladesh. In addition we have a history of successful volunteer placements of U.K. professionals for short and longer-term assignments.
Funding for UKBET comes from charitable donations and income earned from teacher training programmes and other activities. Our ambitions hugely outstrip our very limited resources!