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Fronc signs contract with British Council

EDUCATION Minister Martin Fronc signed a contract with the British Council on cooperation in English language teaching for the years 2005 to 2010.

Among the contract's goals is the continuation of Slovak-British cooperation in English language teaching taking place in British Council Centres and in Slovak high schools through projects such as Dreams and Teams, which develops student leadership abilities, the TASR news wire reported.

The contract also facilitates partnerships between Slovak and British schools such the Internet portal Global Gateway.

The previous contract expired in December 2004. "I'm glad that the successful projects from the past can continue now with the new contract being signed," Fronc said. He also appreciated the cooperation with the Council in the reform of the Maturita (A-level equivalent) examinations.

The British Council in Slovakia was established in Bratislava in 1992, and Košice and Banská Bystrica followed. It aims to develop mutually advantageous relationships between different Slovak and British specialists and provide information on innovative and creative developments in Great Britain.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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