In line with our initiatives to enhance the teaching and learning of English in the Philippines, the British Council and the A. S. Hornby Trust will deliver a five-day residential school on English Language Teaching in April. This Hornby School will be hosted by the Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT) at the Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City on 11-15 April 2016 and is set for Department of Education’s English master teachers.

The Hornby Trust was set up by A.S. Hornby in 1961 to support English language teaching worldwide. A.S.Hornby had a distinguished career in English language teaching and developed the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, which is still published in its 8th edition by Oxford University Press. The Trust is a registered charity in the UK.

Teaching English in a Multilingual Setting will be the theme of the School and will have participants from the Philippines and other countries. The teacher training participants will then be encouraged to cascade the materials and resources to fellow teachers. English master teachers are invited to apply for the Hornby School and learn with colleagues from other countries.  

Application forms must be submitted by 12.00 nn on Friday, 26 February 2016 along with an endorsement letter from the Schools Division Superintendent. Applications will be screened based on the following criteria: a) experience in delivery of training to teachers, b) knowledge in MLE and ELT, and c) previous trainings received in MLE. Selected participants will be advised by 04 March 2016.

The Hornby Regional School is subsidized. The British Council will cover the accommodation of the participants for six nights as well as meals for the duration of the School. The teacher participants will cover their transportation to the accommodation facility, personal expenses and other costs beyond the arrangements made by the British Council. 

The application form and more information may be found on the link below.