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Tibetan English-Language Teachers Improve Their Skills

November 13, 2009

Matthew
The Tibet Post International
November 11, 2009

Dharamsala, India -- The Tibetan Department of
Education in exile yesterday opened a ten-day
workshop for English language teachers of the
Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society, with the aim of
improving their teaching skills.

Fourteen Tibetan teachers are participating, with
the help of Anthony Harvey London, an expert in
English teaching and recipient of the Australian National Medal.

The Tibetan education department has a
three-language policy, with Tibetan language as
the teaching medium up to class three, the
addition of English from class four and a third language from class five.

In a press release, education officer Tsering
Phuntsok commented, "The department of education
felt the urgency to provide in-service teacher
training to all primary English teachers. It
would not be doing justice if teachers continue
with the teaching methodology as was done in the pre-primary classes."

On Monday, the education department also began a
six-day orientation programme for 24 primary
school teachers, aimed at familiarizing them with basic education policy.
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