Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and US Embassy Secretary of State David H. Kennedy jointly launched a 10-week online English education program for 700 teachers at all women’s universities in the national capital.
During the event, Sisodia also invited the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, to visit the Delhi state schools and interact with the students.
In addition to Kennedy, other senior embassy officials were also present to kick off the US Embassy Regional Office for English program.
“We train future teachers, they get a quality education beforehand so that they can work for the best of our children. English is a key language for developing global perspectives and it is important that our teachers and students are well equipped with it, ”said Sisodia.
Kennedy said that English is an important language for economic development and student mobility. “It’s great to see the Delhi government and the US Embassy actively working together on this,” he said.
Kennedy recognized the long association of the United States Embassy with the Delhi government and the Deputy CM’s efforts to ensure that Delhi teachers learn from the best.
The courses are designed to meet some of the goals set out in India’s New National Education Policy (NEP) and to help teachers teach English, the Delhi government said in a statement.
This new initiative will also include hands-on experience with new technologies in the classroom and will help teachers deal with some of the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic they currently face, the statement read.