Teaching English in multilingual contexts

English language teacher training workshop for government high school teachers


As part of a special initiative to strengthen government schools, the Government of Karnataka has recently chosen 20 government schools – which have both the Higher Primary (HPS) and High School (HS) sections – in the Bengaluru Urban district to showcase them as ideal and replicable models of government schools in the district.

Azim Premji Foundation, largely through working on the professional development of the teachers, will provide academic support to improve the quality of teaching-learning in the schools.

The Foundation will support the capacity development of High School English teachers beginning with a one-day interactive session. Select teachers attended this session at the Azim Premji University campus in Bengaluru in December 2022.

In continuation of the previous workshop, we are now going ahead with a longer training programme for the same set of teachers.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 — 23 June 2023

9:30 – 9:55 AMReporting time
10:00 – 11:15 AMPhonetics and PhonologyBhuvaneshwari B
11:15 – 11:30 AMTea Break
11:30 – 12:15 PMMeet the Author: Ordinary People Extraordinary TeachersGiridhar S
12:15 AM‑1:15 PMPhonetics and PhonologyBhuvaneshwari
1:15 – 2:00 PMLunch break
2:15 – 3:30 PMTeaching ReadingSharoon Sunny
3:30 – 3:45 PMTea Break
3:45 – 4:45 PMTeaching ReadingSharoon Sunny

Day 2- 24 June 2023

9:30 – 9:55 AMReporting time
10:00 – 11:30 AMTeaching creative writingShalini Srinivasan
11:30 – 11:45 AMTea break
11:45 AM‑1:15 PMTeaching creative writingShalini Srinivasan
1:15 – 2:00 PMLunch break
2:00 – 3:30 PMTeaching grammarHemalatha Mallapa
3:30 – 3:45 PMTea break
3:45 – 4:45 PMTeaching grammarHemalatha Mallapa

About the Facilitators

Benny Mathews has been a Resource Person with Azim Premji Foundation, Bengaluru Field Institute since 2016. 

Before joining the Azim Premji Foundation, he had been an English teacher at the secondary level for more than 15 years in various parts of the country and had a brief stint as an English teacher in the Maldives. 

He may be contacted at benny.​mathews@​azimpremjifoundation.​org

Bhuvaneswari B, Hemalatha Mallappa, Shalini Srinivasan, and Sharoon Sunny are faculty members at Azim Premji University.