The government of Tamil Nadu has announced the completion of a tailor-made English language development course for the staff of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the state. The program has been specially designed by British Council with a strong focus on business (workplace) communication, email and report writing.
It was delivered to 41 officials of the department from different districts of Tamil Nadu. Prior to training, candidates were assessed by CELTA-qualified teachers from the British Council and divided into different groups based on their English language skills. Based on the results of the level check, the academic team worked on the content of the courses.
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The participants were placed in four groups from upper intermediate to elementary level. The courses were conducted over a period of approximately eight weeks, beginning on June 20 and ending on August 11. Three separate courses were created: the first was for 22.5 hours, the second for 45 hours, and the third for 67.5 hours.
Grace Pachuau, IAS, Additional Commissioner, Industries & Trade, Government of Tamil Nadu, said: “It has been a great experience working with the British Council to deliver this business English communications program to our officials across the state. The specially tailored and curated courses delivered a holistic understanding of communicating in the English language, which will add long-term value to our officers.We believe this training allows the officers to perform their duties with greater confidence and efficiency We have received very positive feedback from the candidates and look forward to launching more such programs with British Council.”
Janaka Pushpanathan, Director, South India, British Council, said: “We are delighted to have completed this English training program with the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu and are excited about the feedback from the officers. Based on their “We look forward to continuing to work with the government for further training and other similar initiatives. We have worked with the Government of Tamil Nadu to provide communication skills training and this is another important step forward in our ongoing efforts in the state.”
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