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British Council could train teachers

THE EDUCATION Ministry is holding talks with the British Council, which specialises in international educational and cultural opportunities, on potential cooperation in the training of English-language teachers for schools in Slovakia.

THE EDUCATION Ministry is holding talks with the British Council, which specialises in international educational and cultural opportunities, on potential cooperation in the training of English-language teachers for schools in Slovakia.

English will become compulsory beginning in the third grade of primary school as of September 2011. However, the SITA newswire reported that some teachers lack the required qualifications and must complete specialised training.

The British Council offered Slovakia’s Education Ministry a training programme, Methodology and Didactics of Primary Education, which it said had proved effective in the Czech Republic, where it had been accredited. The programme has not been officially accredited in Slovakia, SITA wrote.

The Education Ministry confirmed it is considering accrediting the course.


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