As a Master Trainer you will be training a cohort of teachers from Andhra Pradesh universities
in order to improve their confidence in teaching English and using communicative
English language teaching methods and approaches.
The training programme will guide you to continuous professional development (CPD)
i.e. how you can improve your own English language and training skills in addition to
contributing to building the quality of English language teaching in your district.
Stages of Master Training Selection, Master Training and Cascading to Teachers
Online application form on APSCHE website
Master Trainer Selection
- Master Trainer Selection interview and Aptis (a computer-
based English proficiency test by the British Council on 20, 21 and 22 April 2017)
Master Trainer Training
- Block 1 - 15 May to 20 May 2017
- Block 2 - 29 May to 3 June 2017
- Block 1 - June
- Block 1 - July
(*Teacher training dates will be confirmed closer to time)
Who can be a Master Trainer in this project?
A teacher or professor from Andhra Pradesh Higher Education Institutions
Why become a Master Trainer?
Master Trainers will train teachers using materials that have been developed by the British Council.
You will be trained for 12 days (two blocks of 6 days each) by the British Council.
You will then
train other teachers in your districts. This is a great development opportunity for you to:
- Improve your own English language and training skills
- Get involved in teacher training
- Contribute to building the quality of English teaching in your district
The training in 2017 will provisionally take place on the following dates:
- Master Trainer training part 1 (6 days) 15 May to 20 May 2017
- Master Trainer training part 2 (6 days): 29 May to 3 June 2017
- Master Trainers delivering training to teachers (June, July 2017)
On the day of the selection, we will test your English language skills and find out how you feel about
English language teaching. The first round will be an interview (15 mins)
with a British Council
examiner. If you pass this interview, you will be invited to take the British Council Aptis test. Aptis
test will assess all skills
(listening, speaking, reading and writing) in combination with grammar and
vocabulary and will last for 2 to 2.5 hours
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does Master Trainer training involve?
Master Trainer Training involves getting trained by British Council trainers for 12 days (two blocks of 6
days each) in May and June 2017. The training will focus on teacher training skills, being familiar with
learner-centred teaching methods and materials that teachers and learners will use along with
practising teacher training skills during micro-teaching sessions.
You cascade this training (10 days, two blocks of 5 days each in June and July 2017) to a group of
teachers in your district.
Do you require previous training experience?
Previous teacher training experience is desirable but not mandatory.
Will you receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a British Council certificate at the end of the training programme to recognise
your contribution to the project.
Will you receive an additional incentive?
Yes, you will be paid INR 20,000 as remuneration with an additional amount of INR 2000 for
transport and INR 3000 for hospitality by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education
(APSCHE) for being a part of the Master Training programme (12 days) and cascading training
to teachers (10 days). For more information on the incentive, please contact your college/university
Where and when will MT Selection be conducted?
MT Selection will be conducted on 20, 21 and 22 April 2017 at Shri Venkateshwara University in
Tirupathi, Andhra University in Vishakhapatnam and Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur
How can you apply?
Please fill the online application form using the link here http://bit.ly/AP-MT-selection
The last date for applications is 9 th April 2017
About British Council
The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities
and cultural relations. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK
and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.
In India, the British Council:
- has worked with twelve state governments and has trained 8071 teacher educators who have
provided training for 836,190 teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels since November
2007, with an impact on over 27 million learners.
- teaches English to over 16,000 students annually in our Teaching Centres in Delhi, Chennai, and
- delivers 200,000 UK examinations in India every year.
- develops a range of partnerships that provide innovative digital English learning opportunities to
millions of learners whose economic or geographic situation made them formerly hard to reach.
- provides high quality information and educational opportunities to 100,000 library members
through our library network.
Works with government and leading NGOs on projects which influence social change, and
encourages public debate on key issues that affect society, such as education and climate change.