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Oxford Univ crash course for 2 Indian teaching Olympiad winners

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two teachers from have won themselves a two-week classroom course at the by topping a teaching professionals' Olympiad.

Nandini Shah, a at the and Manoj Pillai, who teaches in Kochi, have been named winners of the CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO).

They will now undergo the 'Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Masterclass' at one of the university's oldest colleges

"The programme provides a professional development experience and aims at helping the participants refresh and revitalise their teaching strategies and techniques, as also learn the integration of technology in teaching methodology and enhance language skills," an Press (OUP) statement said.

The 3rd to 6th rank holders in the English challenger track will undergo the delivered in partnership with the in India; and rank holders 7th to 16th will undergo OUP's Online Training course, also in

Shah said recognising teachers in this way is the need of the hour in a world where the teaching profession tends to be largely under-appreciated.


two-week workshop is also very apt for my teaching practice as it promises to teach skills any innovative and active would value learning, such as integrating technology into the English class, incorporating grammar and vocabulary in an engaging manner, and teaching 21st century skills amongst others," she said.

According to Sivaramakrishnan V, of OUP India, "OUP remains totally committed to the development of teachers given our fundamental belief that the teacher is the principal pivot in the teaching-eco-system."

He also said that OUP's pedagogically advanced teacher training programmes have "strong participation from teachers across the country resulting in us training nearly 100,000 teachers, year-on-year".

Ramya Venkataraman, founder and of (CENTA) said that the aim is to identify and reward outstanding teachers.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:50 IST