Today, the names of 42 English teachers will be announced, who undergo retraining in the UK. This and other news have been provided by the Ministry of Public Education.
With the aim of further encouragement of foreign language teachers the Ministry in conjunction with the British Council is conducting a review-contest ‘English Teacher of the Year.’ To the results of this contest is planned the internship of 42 winners.
For English teachers training third-graders there have been organized 36-hour special training courses. 18 thousand teachers with the help of these courses will be retrained to conduct their classes using a new textbook Kids’ English 3.
For the further systematic advancement of language training, the permanent retraining and advanced training courses have been organized since March 2015. 695 highly-qualified experienced trainers conduct sessions for over 20 thousand English teachers in 576 schools.
These courses provided within two months to train and ensure participation of over 2 thousand English teachers in qualification tests to get a rise in wage at the rate of 15 and 30 percent of monthly wage. Test results will be announced by June 1, 2015 (this time the list to get a rise includes 646 teachers).
However, there is a rule in accordance with which those schools teachers who failed to pass a test during two calendar years running will face dismissal.