Delhi Board of School Education(DBSE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Burlington English, a leading global provider of English language learning solutions. The partnership will provide students to develop global competencies in the English language thereby making them benevolent & future-ready. The programme named as “ईnnovation in कmmunication” (Innovation in Communication) will aim on strengthening the schools’ efforts to develop an immersive English language learning environment and also work on the capacity of the respective school teachers through digital and offline interventions. It is in line with the Delhi government’s vision to help students develop 21st century skills.
Himanshu Gupta, Director Education, Government of NCT of Delhi, said: “We have always worked to ensure that our children get a wide range of skills from our school system. We are pleased to partner with Burlington English to deliver learning opportunities to our students and teachers. It is important for 21st century learners to confidently communicate in English. This opens up a plethora of opportunities for them in the future. We have initiated Project Voices in Delhi government schools to boost students’ confidence and communication skills.”
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Ratnesh Jha, Chief Executive Officer, The Burlington Group of Companies, said, “It is a proud moment for us to be associated with the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi. Acquiring global competency in the English language is a necessity in today’s fast-paced world, and we believe that such a programme will deepen our commitment to providing the effective educational platform that every child deserves. He added, “At Burlington, we’re committed to helping learners with the best-in-class content, delivered through the latest technologies to ensure that the students are well prepared to become global citizens.”
As a part of this partnership, more than 200 students will get all-round support for developing English language communication, and it will be powered by deep technology. Plethora of learning opportunity will be provided to students of Classes 1–12 in other Delhi government schools as well, that are not yet affiliated with DBSE. While for Classes 1 to 5, it would work to improve the way the English language is learnt to level up language acquisition by integrating content and technology to covering interesting themes.It would aim to boost the spoken English skills amongst the students to support their future skilling and employability needs for Classes 9 to 12.
Burlington’s “ईnnovationin कmmunication” (Innovation in Communication) program will also augment teacher capacities through a blended program. To further improve their English language learning and teaching competencies, we will equip them with the techniques to drive improved learning outcomes. Debating Programmes will further be organised to supplement these efforts to draw students’ engagement and provide them a platform to showcase their language skills.
Some of the esteemed guests who joined the MoU signing program were K.S. Upadhyay, CEO, Delhi Board of School Education, and Samreen Ghauri, Senior Manager – Strategic Alliances, Burlington English.