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          As a Master Trainer you will be training a cohort of teachers from Andhra Pradesh universities and colleges 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) opportunities 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
Application
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
Teacher Training
  • 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: Project overview:
The training in 2017 will provisionally take place on the following dates:           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 near Vijayawada.
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: 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.
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