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OUP hosts English skill workshop for primary & secondary school teachers

January 31, 2017

On January 24, Oxford University Press India (OUP) – part of the United Kingdom based University of Oxford – hosted an interactive Nelson English skills workshop for primary and secondary school teachers. The workshop was led by known trainer Heather French, who has over 25 years of classroom experience in British and international primary and secondary schools around the world.
The NES (Nelson English Skill) workshop introduced teachers to latest interactive methodologies for effective teaching skills to help them to achieve high standards by using Nelson English Skills for their regular classroom teaching.

Speaking on OUP’s continued focus on teacher training workshops, Sivaramakrishnan V, managing director, Oxford University Press India said “We are glad to organise a comprehensive session for teachers to exhibit essential lessons related to developing English language and grammar for teachers which are beneficial for the students. OUP’s teacher training workshops have always been appreciated, and has enabled to foster a two-way communication with the teacher, and better understand their work environment, needs and challenges.”

The workshop saw participation from over 35 school teachers from 12 prominent schools in Bangalore. French emphasised on how learning could be an even more delightful experience for students if teachers understood the thoughts of children and made them overcome their problems which they face on day-to-day basis. Heather brought in her rich global experience to captivate the minds of the teachers, as she made them understand about grammar, comprehension, speaking and handwriting skills in their classroom teaching. She stressed on the need for teachers to continuously introduce new methodologies in teaching, and assessing young learners on these above key skills. She kept her focus on exploring practical activities in class room teaching for the benefit of students.

One of French’s particular interests is the use of phonics in the primary classroom and the importance of guided reading with young children. She demonstrates her enthusiasm in these areas in the literacy cpds that she has developed and delivers. She also teaches Level 3 CACHE courses to teaching assistants across the region.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford and the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. Learn more about OUP at

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